Markus Altenburger

Leithaberg | Jois

Markus Altenburger is stoking a building fascination with Leithaberg wines. His vineyards (now in the third year of organic conversion) perch at Austria’s far eastern edge, where vast, shallow Lake Neusiedl and the low Leitha mountain range wrangle for influence. Markus wants his wines to express this Pannonian-meets-Alpine tension along with the subtleties of distinctive limestone and slate soils through a small handful of native and traditional Austrian varieties, now more red than white. He is focused on blaufränkisch, a narrow range of now-rare native white varieties and old-vine chardonnay, and distinctly Austrian styles of rosé.

Markus Altenburger 2021 Rosé "vom Kalk"

This wine is a departure from all of Schatzi's pinot noir-based rosés; here you have a blend of blaufränkisch and zweigelt. It’s meant to be the tank-fermented freshy style of Austrian rosé we know and love: fruit forward and crisp.

  • 2021
  • Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt
  • Austria
  • Burgenland
  • Leithaberg
  • Conversion Organic under LACON
  • Southeast
  • Chalky loam, limestone
  • Stainless steel
  • 750 ml

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