Before our visit to the winery this spring I only tasted a few wines from Dorli Muhr, one of the top blaufrankisch producers of Austria. They were quite different from other Austrian reds and it all made sense when we met her in the cellar. Go visit wine producers! Continue reading →
Besides Dorli Muhr, we also visited another highly regarded Austrian producer a month ago, Weingut Prieler. It was another great experience, I was amazed by the hospitality and kindness of our host, Georg Prieler. Also, the wines looked really good at the winery, and I can say that I found their Johanneshöhe just as convincing when opened a bottle at home.
When you walk around in the pretty town of Rust, you can’t miss the beautiful Feiler-Artinger weingut. It was just later that I realised that it’s this building on their wine labels, with which I’m familiar with. For example on this blaufrankisch, which is their entry level wine.
A short visit to Burgenland at the end of August. It was just a one day trip with a friend of mine, István, but we enjoyed it quite a lot. We were lucky to make an appointment with the Ernst Triebaumer winery where our friendly host Claudia showed us the cellar and many of their wines, too. They are all great in their class, and the top one, the Mariental 2019 is a candidate for the best blaufrankisch title for sure! Continue reading →
I love carbonic maceration and wondered what would it do to a Blaufrankisch, as I’m experimenting with this combination in our winery (HOOP WINES). I could find only one Austrian example online (and no Hungarian at all), though I guess there might be a few more in existence – please let me know if you are aware others (unless it’s a very funky, hardcore naturalist version).