Joiseph Gruner Veltliner Fogosch 2018
100% Grüner Veltliner. Joiseph is a new estate, founded in 2015, by three friends Luka Zeichmann, Richard Artner, and Xandl Kagl. It started with a tiny vineyard in the village of Jois, thus the name is a playful personification of the village. Joiseph has grown quietly, slowly, and it has quietly become the talk of Burgenland. They produced only minuscule amounts of wine (with only about a hectare under vine); it was mostly drunk by other Austrian winemakers and people started talking. Here is an estate with elements of nearly everything the Burgenland has offered: aromatic complexity, stature, and polish, clarity, as well as buoyant energy, a certain soil-focus. The Fogosch from Joiseph is a Grüner Veltliner with a short maceration on the skins. It is a balanced and elegant white wine. Green apple and grassy flavors with a stony minerality in this delicious wine are a result of the typical terroir in Jois, limestone, and slate. In the end, Joiseph wines are, hands down, the most ethereal, delicate wines we have ever had from the Burgenland. They are ravishing.