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Joiseph

Schmutiziger "The Dirty One" - Luka Zeichmann - Burgenland, Austria 75cl

COLOUR: WHITE

COUNTRY: AUSTRIA

REGION: BURGENLAND

BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL

WINEMAKER: JOISEPH / LUKA ZEICHMANN

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£45.00
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DETAILS

The grapes come from a tiny parcel in Luka’s village that was previously farmed by his Grandfather and father. He has been making wine here in tiny batches since 2013. This is Luka’s ‘free’ vineyard. No commercial

aims or expectations, and a total experiment of nature, co-planting, agroforestry... an absolute haven of biodiversity, insects, animals, bees, vegetables, herbs, and much more. It has been a work in progress for many years, various new varieties have been planted and new wines will arrive in the coming years.

Joiseph is the brainchild of winemaker Luka Zeichmann, who is only 25 years old (turns 26 in November). In this project he has partnered with his godfather Richard and his friend Alex, both of whom are in charge of the viticulture but Luka oversees the project. All of the vineyards are near or around the town of Jois, just north of lake Neusiedl in Burgenland - 'See' means Lake in German, so Jois-'see'-ph is sort of a play on words and represents a fictional character. Luka actually wants to make comic strips eventually.

2015 was the first vintage for Joiseph, and Luka's first time making wines with all of these varieties (he was 23 at the time). His very first wine was actually made in 2013 when he was 21 from his grandfather's small Pinot Blanc vineyard - a wine that he is now starting to make again under a separate label (stay tuned). Luka is still at uni, currently studying agricultural science but has delayed the completion of his degree due to his wine work. His training has been top notch - he did two harvests with Markus Altenburger, and for the last year he has been working full time as Franz Weninger's vineyard and cellar assistant.

Luka is perhaps one of the most gentle and humble human beings I've had the chance to meet. He is so connected to his land, to nature, to his vines... He grew up in Burgenland, his family have always had organic plots, organic orchards (from which they make incredible natural ciders), so farming organically and making wines with the littlest possible intervention has never been a question, it's a complete way of life for him. He is also part of the local forest preservation society and looks after a specific section of forest. He does not have wi-fi at home, hardly ever uses social media... wise beyond his years. When I told him he should get on Instagram, his reply was 'sure... but then I need a phone with a camera.' I think that says it all.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £40+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £40 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £10.00 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.

Returns

We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.

 

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  • Schmutiziger "The Dirty One" - Luka Zeichmann - Burgenland, Austria 75cl
  • Schmutiziger "The Dirty One" - Luka Zeichmann - Burgenland, Austria 75cl
  • Schmutiziger "The Dirty One" - Luka Zeichmann - Burgenland, Austria 75cl
  • Schmutiziger "The Dirty One" - Luka Zeichmann - Burgenland, Austria 75cl
  • Schmutiziger "The Dirty One" - Luka Zeichmann - Burgenland, Austria 75cl