Neuburger Betont 2019
A Wine That
is close to Markus' heart. Neuburger is one of these grapes that is hard to crack - if you talk to many Austrian growers it's really tough to work with and often the result is boring. It wasn't until 2014 when Markus found the perfect technique to transform this ugly duckling into an electrifying mineral bomb. Since then he ferments and ages his old-vine Neuburger in neutral concrete eggs, allowing the wine to fully immerse the flavor of the skins. Unlike his 'Skins and Stones' the Neuburger 'Betont' is lean, focused and to us, candidate for 'White of the Year'..
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- Winemaker: Markus Altenburger
Where and How?
The grapes for this cuvée are from two single-vineyards. Gritschenberg (limestone) and Buschenberg (schist) give Neuburger a great deal of balance. The grapes are harvested and macerated for a few days before being pressed and transferred into large concrete vessels for at least 8-10 months. The wine is bottled without any additions and without filtration.
The Winemaker: Markus Altenburger
One of these people is Markus Altenburger. From the way he describes how a vine interacts with its environment in an easy, matter of fact manner, to his pragmatic thinking behind skin-contact white wine, Markus has a logical explanation for everything. It’s a logic you also find in the wine, but that’s not to say they’re simple ‘tick box’ wines.
Rather, these are rubix cube wines: you need to take some time to get to know them.