Fränk — Pinot Noir & Blaufränkisch 2020
A Wine That
is so gluggable, you almost need to immediately order two. But just because it's easy to drink, doesn't make it les serious — the bright raspberry flavours from the Pinot are joined by a spicy, peppery backbone from the Blaufränkisch. With those savoury notes, this is a divine wine for food pairings — from Sunday roast to ramen!
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- Winemaker: Michael Wenzel
Where and How?
This wine comes from clay and limestone rich vineyards in and around Rust, Burgenland. The blend of Blaufränkisch and Pinot Noir grapes (both macerated for a short period to retain freshness and fruit) undergo carbonic maceration before being pressed and aged in tank for 8 months on its fine lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a slight effervescence.
The Winemaker: Michael Wenzel
If Michael lived 150 years ago, he may well have been one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. Back then, Furmint was one of the king of grapes and the wines made from the variety were a go-to choice, just like fine Burgundy or Bordeaux.
However, back in the 1990s, when Michael took over from his father, customers who entered their cellars were preferring to go for Sauvignon or dry Muskateller, as that is what everyone else was selling. Despite the lack of commercial interest, Michael continued to grow and bottle Furmint and time proved him right. With the renaissance of indigenous grapes in Burgenland and curious professionals all around the world, Michael’s path proved the right one, and he is now one of Austria’s most respected farmers and winemakers.