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).
Bodri is one of the bigger names (and bigger producers) of Szekszárd. They had an entry level kékfrankos which often over-delivered regarding value, and I followed it through many vintages. It seems to be gone now and I guess this “Tradíció” titled one is the successor. As it turns out, it’s not just the label which has changed: it’s not the pure and bright rendition anymore.