Chardonnay from Opok 2020 from Tauss
The original meaning of opok is probably derived from its density, which Styrians believe is "zsommpockt", which in turn means impenetrable in dialect. Basically, it is agreed that Opok is marl, in southern Styria it is mostly limestone. Chardonnay feels right at home here, and the best marriages between lime and Chardonnay are already known from Burgundy. Alice and Roland Tauss have been working consistently biodynamically for a long time and are part of the Austrian community "Schmecke das Leben". The Chardonnay Opok 2020 ferments spontaneously in large wooden barrels and is aged for 1 year on the fine lees. A multi-faceted combo of yellow fruit, buttery brioche with some lemon balm. Everything feels very fine, elegant and integrated. With a directional acid structure and a mineral finish - this is how Chardonnay from Styria tastes like from a pioneer in biodynamic agriculture. Like all natural wines from Tauss bottled unfiltered and without sulphur.