Moric - Blaufränkisch 2021
Morich was founded in 2002 by Roland Velich, who believed that the moderate climate and cool nights of Burgenland could make exceptional red wines from Blaufränkisch. Roland wanted to make wines that focused on elegance and delicacy rather than the powerful examples other winemakers were pursuing. To do so, he sought out old vines from some of Burgenland's top terroirs, and found them in Lutzmannsburh and Neckenmarkt, from which he started making wines of stunning expression and finesse. Today, Moric is considered one of the benchmark producers of Blaufränkisch in Austria, and his wines are some of the most sought after and highly acclaimed in the country.
The Moric Blaunfränkisch is fermented in large wooden vats with natural yeasts, then transfered to 600-4,500 liter old French and Austrian oak barrels to age for one year before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Boasting vines up to 85 years old on schist and limestone soils and relatively high elevation, these parcels in the foothills of the Odenburger Mountains provide extremely high quality fruit that Rolan deftly crafts into expressive wines with a definite sense of place. Mid-purple with garnett highlights, this beautiful Blaunfränkisch is aromatically intense, delivering flavors of ripe berries, spice and earth alongside a snappy minerality with great depth, persistence and concentration. Absolutely delicious!