2017 Moric Blaufrankisch

Burgenland, Austria

Considered by many as the best producer of Blaufrankisch on the planet, this beautiful offering from Roland Velich is not to be missed.



About The Wine

Obsession breeds greatness. That's exactly what Roland Velich has.

After a decade studying the greatest wines of the world, Roland committed himself, heart and soul, to producing Blaufrankisch that could rival the great Burgundies, Barolos and Rhone Valley reds for complexity, detail and transparency of terroir.

His relentless pursuit of quality has seen him spoken of by many critics as the best exponent of the variety anywhere on the planet. Biodynamics underpins his operation and a meticulous attention to detail through each step of the winemaking process is his modus operandi. These are mind-bendingly delicious examples of Blau, pushing the variety into rare territory for quality.

This is a crystal-clear example of the variety, flush with crisp red berries and cola notes, a twist of spice and a persistent minerality that drags you back to the glass again and again.

Winemaker Roland Velich
Winemaker Roland Velich
Burgenland, Austria
Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine has been produced from 8- to 50-year-old vines from soils of limestone, primary rock, and loam in Neckenmarkt and Lutzmannsburg. The clarity of this wine is reinforced by its length and structure, which give it balance and ageing-potential. Harvested at a yield of 25 hectolitres per hectare, it is fermented with indigenous yeast over 17 to 21 days in stainless steel and open vats. Natural MLF and élevage in 600-4500 litre casks for 13 months. No fining, filtration or additives, except tiny quantities of sulfites. As a result, all Moric wines are vegan-friendly.

Blend : Blaufrankisch (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Roland in the vineyard
Roland in the vineyard
Burgenland, Austria
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Smoky, sarsaparilla notes, slightly game meaty characters, liquorice. Juicy in the palate, crunchy as can be, almost sour cherry fruit flavours, really tart and dry finish. Tangy, summery red of intense crispness and vitality. Probably best with a chill, but I dig it anyway." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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