Austrian reds? Amphora-aged Riesling? Explore Austria with Boulder Wine Merchant.

For this week’s offering, we’re taking a deep dive into Austria with some of our favorite wines. But we’ve also thrown in some wines that might surprise those who are just dipping into the category for the first time.

Have you ever tasted a red from Austria? One of the wines featured this week is the Moric Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2019 by the amazing Roland Velich (above), a winemaker who has really helped to reshape the way the wine world perceives and enjoys Austrian wine. This gorgeous expression of Blaufränkisch, one of Burgenland’s classic red grapes, is a wine you don’t want to miss.

“Blaufränkisch’s good colour, tannin, and raciness encourage the most ambitious Austrian producers, led by Moric,” write the editors of the Oxford Companion to Wine, “to treat it like single vineyard Burgundy.”

How about an amphora-aged Riesling? Or a classic-style Grüner Veltliner by a natural-focused icon of Austrian viticulture?

This week’s Explore Austrian gives us a taste of the breadth of winemaking there today.

Click here to see all the wines in our Explore Austria offering.

In other news…

Please join on us for the following BRUNELLO tastings on May 25 and 28:

Mastrojanni in Castelnuovo dell’Abate
with Laura Paolucci
Wednesday, May 25, 5-7 p.m.

Limited quantities of the following wines will be available:

Mastrojanni Rosso di Montalcino 2019 (95 WE)
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2016 (95 WE, 95 WA, 95 JS)
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vigna Loreto’ 2015 (96 WA, 95 WS, 95 JS)
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino ‘Vigna Loreto’ 2016 (97 Decanter, 97 WA)

Capanna in Montosoli
with Daniele Marconi
Saturday, May 28, 3-6 p.m.

Daniele will be pouring the following wines:

Capanna Rosso di Montalcino 2019
Capanna Rosina 2021 (Rosé)
Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 2016
Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 2015

These two events are the first tastings in a great line-up we’re putting together for end of spring and summer. Wine Wednesdays are back!

We hope you can stop by. Thank you for your continued support!