Michael Opitz, Buddy Talk Red, 2020
Buddy Talk Red is a unique blend of organically grown Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and Roesler grapes. It exhibits aromas of black and red fruits like blackberry, cherries, and plums with a nice subtle spice on the palate. The wine was aged for 10 months in casks.
Ideal with soft cheese, cured salami and cornichons, baked cod and a potato salad or simply on its own!
Michael Opitz feels passionately about sustainability and quality, prompting his decision to convert this small family winery into being organic and as natural as possible on every level. Michael is happy to go against the grain, creating unique friendships with rare yet harmonious varietal blends. His Buddy Talk red and white wines, for example, are made from Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt and Roesler, and Muskat Ottonel, Muskateller and Sauvignon Blanc respectively. All the wines are defined by their environment and are tremendously pure, fresh, fragrant, and yet salty. The Neusiedlersee or Seewinkel, is a saltwater lake that brings tempering breezes, freshness, and protection from disease in this flat, warm part of Austria. As an outdoor avid climber, this is part of Michael's storytelling; he includes frequent reference to this passion through his eye-catching labels.