For the 2021 vintage we've added something different to our "grape wine" - apple juice! Made with pomace of Bläufrankisch, Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and Kerner, along with biodynamically grown apples from Mt. Hood and our own property, we've added an exciting twist to standard Piquette.
While rosé production is not a “standard” for the Johan repertoire, 2020 presented the opportunity to make the Austrian-inspired rosé we have dreamt of since grafting the varieties into the vineyard. The 2020 Disco Chicken Rosé is a blend of Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent, Zweigelt and a touch of Pinot Noir.
The blend is comprised of the three Austrian varieties we have growing at Johan, with approximately 55% Blaufränkisch, 32% St. Laurent, and 13% Zweigelt. This light-bodied red blend is bright, juicy, and oh-so-quaffable!
While the Zweigelt grape may sound like an exotic variety for us here in the US, it is the most widely planted red grape in the country of Austria. This variety achieves a complex and compelling expression while still remaining juicy, nervy, and oh, so drinkable!