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Markus Altenburger 2015 Blaufränkisch Gritschenberg

These are the estate's oldest vines at 50+ years of age and Markus has only one hectare here, planted by his grandfather, but the vineyard is his muse; and all of Markus’ more recent plantings of Blaufruänkisch are taken from cuttings in these vines in the Gritschenberg vineyard. The soils here are rocky Leithakalk, a type of shell-limestone that brings structure, length, and texture to the wine. Markus’ destems the grapes and ferments them spontaneously for approximately 4-5 weeks in open wood fermenters. Afterward the wine spends 2 years on its lees, without racking, in 500L barrels. No fining and no filtration, approximately 1300 bottles produced annually.

  • 2015
  • Blaufränkisch
  • Leithaberg DAC Reserve
  • Austria
  • Burgenland
  • Leithaberg
  • Gritschenberg
  • Southeast
  • Leithakalk (shell limestone)
  • Certified Organic
  • Oak vats
  • 2 years 500L neutral oak barrels
  • 13.5%
  • 5.7 g/L
  • 1.0 g/L
  • 24.8 g/L
  • Yes
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • 912005172281
  • $67.50