Muster Erde. In those iconic, earthenware bottles. We've been waiting two years for the wine to return. It just doesn't happen. A pinch comes into Australia. We love the importer and we asked pretty, pretty please can we get some. We got some.
Incredibly careful organic farming underpins these brilliant wines born on the opok (clay and silt) soils of Styria. Maria and Sepp Muster are at the forefront of the natural wine movement in Austria with wines renowned for purity, detail and vitality. Muster is a name synonymous with not only natural wine, but the rising tide of premium wines from Austria, overall. Big time.
Anyway this is arguably one of the world's greatest orange wines. Right alongside our pals Radikon and Gravner for a name in lights. It's sauvignon blanc and chardonnay that sees parcels fermented on skins for between six to twelve months, building significant texture and intensity. The wine rests in huge, oval shaped wooden barrels after all that skin mingling. It's all go.
An epic, epic orange wine emerges with huge perfume and flavours reminiscent of dried and fresh citrus, bergamot tea, green apple and ginger. Tannins ripple with authority through the wine. It's an experience; you open this bottle as the main event. Ultra limited stock, but here is Erde. Last chance kinda stuff.