Vom Kalk — Blaufränkisch 2020
A Wine That
could not be a better introduction to Markus Altenburger's collection of wines. 'Vom Kalk' literally means 'from limestone' and is a geological nod to the prevailing limestone cliffs giving all of Markus' wines its delicious texture. If you are after that perfect value bottle that still gives you all the merits of a 'cool' terroir bottle, this one is yours!
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- Winemaker: Markus Altenburger
Where and How?
The grapes for this wine grow on the limestone rich 'Leithaberg' hills in and around Jois right be Neusiedlersee in the Northern Burgenland. The grapes are hand harvested and mainly kept as whole bunches before macerating for 2 weeks on their skins. The grapes are subsequently pressed and transferred in a combination of big oak and concrete eggs. The wine then spends a minimum of 9 months in a used 2000L barrel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The Winemaker: Markus Altenburger
Every now and then you meet a winemaker who approaches wine from a completely different angle. These are the people who make you subconsciously cock your head to one side while getting lost in thought.
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.