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Markus Altenburger 2018 Neuburger "Betont"

Neuburger is a crossing of roter veltliner and sylvaner, a variety that’s presence has been in decline. Markus is committed to preserving it by demonstrating its striking suitability to the chalky Leithaberg soils. The name Betont translates as “emphasis,” but it is also a play on the German word for concrete, Beton, in which the wine is aged. The wine sees a short skin maceration of approximately one week before being spontaneously fermented and aged on the lees in concrete egg. After 6-8 months the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Named by Falstaff Magazine as Austria's Best Natural Wine in 2019.

  • 2018
  • Neuburger
  • Austria
  • Burgenland
  • Leithaberg
  • Gritschenberg, Buschenberg
  • South, southwest
  • Limestone, schist
  • Certified Organic by LACON
  • 5 day skin maceration, concrete egg
  • 7 months concrete egg
  • 12.5%
  • 6.1 g/L
  • 1.0 g/L
  • Yes
  • 750 ml
  • White
  • 912005172141
  • $28.00