Moric Blaufränkisch2019, Burgenland, Austria
Since 2001 Roland Velich has been crafting world-class wine from Blaufrankisch. He is determined to show that this indigenous Austrian grape has as much finesse and elegance as Pinot Noir from Burgundy. His winery is Moric (pronounced like “Moritz”)
A wonderful introduction to Velich’s elegant take on Blaufrankisch, this bottling is made in an early-drinking style from ‘younger’ vines (10-50 years old) grown on limestone, primary rock, and loam from Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg. Fermented in open vats and steel tank. Signature characteristics are a lovely ruby hue, high-toned aromatic blue fruits, spice, and black tea.
It has the ability not only to show beautifully now but age as well.