Another fantastic natural wine from the wonderful Judith Beck. 100% Blaufrankisch. This is the other face of Blaufrankisch, light with a pale pinkish-red, refreshing sour cherry fruit with a green note and mouth-cleansing acidity. Excellent with trout, salads all the places you wouldn’t expect to find a red! Best served chilled.
Excellent natural credentials as usual from Beck: Manually harvested and fermented ambiently from indigenous yeasts with minimal sulphur. The vines are organically certified and farmed with biodynamic methods. This wine is unfiltered so can be cloudy
Judith explains her interest in the Blaufränkisch grape, “Blaufränkisch for me is a grape with an incredibly wide range of taste. It can be a dark, full-bodied, earthy red wine or it can have the fragility and elegance of a Pinot Noir. For me it is fun to explore that range. For Hunny Bunny we use mainly the grapes of our “Schafleiten” vineyard. It’s a vineyard with a high planting density (7000 plants per ha). It’s a site that is a bit cooler compared to the Blaufränkisch sites on Altenberg or Gabarinza. The grapes of Schafleiten always have a very fruit-driven character with good acidity. I like the expression of the whole bunch maceration on the Schafleiten much more than I liked it when we did a regular maceration. It’s definitely a fun wine, but I don’t think that it is trivial. It has to be enjoyed chilled.”
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