Weszeli's Felix is a Happy Fellow and a Tasty Wine
May 10, 2018
How can you not smile at a wine that's called Felix and has a rather happy looking hipster chappy on it's label, complete with beard and fedora. The hat, by the way, doubles as a mountain landscape - love it!
The Weszeli winery was originally owned by the Summerer family who have been farming the same land for over 300 years. After 300 years, they decided to convert the farm to the vines and make wine. In 2011 Davis Weszeli joined the winery as a partner and the estate was renamed Weszeli.
But on to the wine. Cool labels are all well and good but how does the wine stand up? The Felix is 100 percent gruner veltliner from the Kamptal and the wine is made according to the personal philosophy of Davis and Rupert Summerer, the current family winemaker. They practice organic principles in the vineyards but they also centre on biodynamic diversity in the vineyard and this is a philosophy that has evolved into what they call, the Principle Terrafactum.
The Felix Gruner Veltliner is pure and fresh with notes of hay and white pepper on the nose, following on a very smooth palate, with definite minerality and a depth and concentration on the finish that leaves you feeling refreshed.