The family-run estate is situated in Gols, Burgenland in north east Austria and consists of 15 hectares of biodynamically tended vines, most of which are situated in the Parndorfer Platte, generally considered to be the best site in the region. The estate is run by Judith Beck who inherited the business from her father after having trained at Cos d'Estournel in France and Errazuriz in Chile. The grapes benefit from the proximity of Lake Neusiedi which acts as a natural storage heater, storing the warmth of the sunshine during the day and releasing it through the night. This beautifully balanced red is 100% Blaufrankisch. Hand-harvested, this undergoes spontaneous fermentation in oak barrels with maceration lasting for 3 weeks. It is then aged for 10 months in small oak barrels. Only 10,00 bottles were made so availability is limited.
A dark cherry red in colour with purple flashes. Aromas of dark ripe berries and sweet spices. On the palate, bright, juicy and well-structured with soft tannins and a forward acidity leading to a lingering finish. Try with creamy potato goulash, Styrian pot roast with grated apple and horseradish or braised duck with hazelnut stuffing.