Fuchs Und HaseKamptal, Austria
Martin & Anna Arndorfer and Alwin & Stefanie Jurtschitsch are good friends from the neighbouring villages of Strass and Langenlois.
They spend lots of time together tasting in their cellars and philosophising about wine with beer in hand. One day they decided to do a joint project and so Fuchs und Hase was born. Fuchs und Hase means “fox and hare” after an Austrian saying: “Where fox and hare say good night…” - meaning a very remote place mainly surrounded by forest. In order to make high end cool climate Pet Nat they had to find the most appropriate vineyards, which turned out to be naturally cooler sites at high altitude (they were seeking natural acidity and low alcohol). They selected some small parcels from each of the family vineyards, and, as it happened these sites were all near forests. Fermentation starts on the skins for varying length depending on the Cuvee, the must is then passed into bottle during fermentation. The natural bubbles remain captured in the bottle. Fermented with native yeast, no additions, no sulphur, unfiltered – a pure and handcrafted expression of Austrian Pétillant naturel