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Béla-Jóska — Blaufränkisch 2020


A Wine That

is elegant and pure — fresh raspberries and wild blackcurrants with a sprinkling of white pepper and a crunchy, saline mineral element. This is Blaufränkisch in its most honest and transparent form when tended with care: like the grape variety looking at itself in the mirror.

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  • Winemaker: Christoph Wachter-Wiesler
Béla-Jóska — Blaufränkisch - 2019
Béla-Jóska — Blaufränkisch 2020 Wine LITTLEWINE
Béla-Jóska — Blaufränkisch 2020 Wine LITTLEWINE













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Where and How?

This symbolises the coming together of two families (Wachter and Wiesler) in 1992. What began as a small cuvée of just 2000 bottles is now symbolic of this winery. As homage to this, this is Blaufränkisch from each family's original organically farmed vineyards in Deutsch-Scheützen and Eisenberg, and the vines are between 30 and 50 years old.

The wine fermented naturally with around 20-30% whole bunch inclusion, to give it a little extra lift and freshness. The wine was then aged for 13 months in large old wooden barrels and foudres. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and with just a touch of sulfites.

The Winemaker

The Blaufränkisch wines produced by Wachter-Wiesler are amongst the most nuanced versions found in Austria; they compete with the famed ability of Pinot Noir to express their site. As for the white grapes that they work with—this cellar has become home to some of the most thrilling examples of Welschriesling, too.⁣⁣​⁣⁣ Most importantly of all, the domaine has led by example with regards to healthy viticulture. The soils thrive and the cover crop & wildflowers bloom throughout the year, providing homes and food for a swathe of beneficial insects. The change has been so positive than Christoph hasn’t noticed herbicide use by other growers in the area for two years; a giant step in the world of Sudburgenland’s vineyards.⁣⁣

“I look for purity, origin and drinkability. To be able to recognise where a wine comes from is so unique. Then, wine should be fun—you should want to drink one, two and then three glasses of it."

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