2018 Pittnauer Heideboden Blaufrankisch

Pittnauer |Burgenland |Blaufrankisch
Blaufrankisch is all its zesty fragrant glory, a juicy, tart Austrian red.

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Floral, beautifully-scented Blaufrankisch from Heideboden, a sub-region of Burgenland on the shores of Lake Neusiedl.

A typically spicy, herbal Austrian with a tight, constrained palate but fully lively and tasty with liqueur cherries and blood orange flavours. Excellent line and length.

A bouncy, tangy red that cleanses the mouth and demands a refill - if Riesling had a red cousin then it would be this.

Herbs and red berry aromas set the tone, with complementary pepper and undergrowth. The body is compact and elegant, the acidity is lively, the tannins have easy grip. This shows that, even in a warm vintage like 2018, you could make fine, light-hearted yet profound wines. Floral aromas complete the sensory impression on the palate.

The Heideboden is not precisely defined geographically. Located on the eastern shores of Lake Neusiedl, it includes the plain that stretches from the Seewinkel via Frauenkirchen to the foot of the Parndorfer Platte. Covered by sand, gravel, lime and clay, it offers a geological mosaic in which Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent and Blaufrankisch feel at home.

90 Points - "One thing you can say of Austrian red wines is that they are rarely short of interest.

Black cherry, sour cherry, marzipan, dried herb and game meat. Medium-bodied, sour cherry and orange rind, juniper, brisk acidity and fine chalky tannin, tart blackberry and spice on a juicy and pan-juicy finish of solid length. A distinctly ‘mineral’ feel here, and while it’s a little ‘off road’ in character, it’s a lovely thing to drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews


Gerhard and Brigitte Pittnauer's wines are simply some of the best coming out of the Burgenland region, at the eastern edge of Austria, highlighting the beauty of local varieties Blaufrankisch, St-Laurent and Zweigelt, as well as excellent Pinot Noir.

Their red wines of brightness and insane drinkability have seen him garner many accolades in recent times, including 2014 Winemaker of the Year by Falstaff magazine, the top winemaker award in Austria.

Gerhard Pittnauer

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