Judith Beck Blaufrankisch 2022

Judith Beck Blaufrankisch
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Deep, Dark Fruits, Fresh

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Judith Beck Blaufrankisch, organic wine, lively, fresh and very approachable natural red from Austria. This is a great example of how Austrian wines can have both finesse and drinkability, a deliciously light red made from Blaufrankish that really packs a punch with flavour. Dark cherry red, with a bright nose of blackberry fruit and a smooth, supple palate. The tannins are soft and the finish is spicy and fruity, not at all funky. We were recently lucky enough to be visited by her at our shop in Settle and we were really struck by the aromatic qualities of her wines. Despite her very calm and collected personality, her wines are electric and lively. The fermentation is natural in large wood barrels, and the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. Enjoy Judith Beck Blaufrankisch on its own or with most foods.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Judith Beck
Country Austria
Region Burgenland, Austria
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blaufrankisch
Terroir Loam, clay, limestone
Alcohol 12% abv
Maturation 10 months in used barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Great young but 5 years in bottle would do no harm at all
Food Matching Charcuterie, Poultry, Red Meat

The Judith Beck winery is a 15 hectare estate in Gols in Austria's Burgenland. They have been farming biodynamically since 2007.  The aim to respect the environment and produce the best quality grapes they can.  They use native Austrian varieties and some international grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc.

Judith Beck studied abroad at places like Cos d'Estournel in Bordeaux and Errazuriz in Chile.  She returned home to take over the winery from her father and moved in the direction of natural winemaking.  In the vineyard they encourage the formation of humus as a basis of healthy soils.  They use their own natural composts and cultivate grass between the rows. Herbal remedies are also used and the vines are maintained following the rhythms of the moon and biodynamic calender.  They don't use  any inoculated yeasts of any kind, they minimise sulphur, fining and filtration. The Bambule range which is all zero sulphur and certified biodynamic, epitomising this philosophy.

These methods and ideas are what we look for at Buon Vino and the wines are really delicious.  They are fresh, drinkable and also great value for money.  The Burgenland is now firmly planted in the world of wine as one of  the coolest places to make wine and natural production is flourishing.  Many of the wines are pretty pricy and Judith Beck maintains her position as making some of the best value wines in the area.



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  1. Ann


    I loved the Judith Beck Ink Zweigelt, so I was excited to try this – if you’re looking for something a bit lighter but still fruity it’s this.

  2. Jai


    It says it all in the description for this wine; really delicious, fresh and also great value for money. To add to that its packed with fruit and some complexity. The consensus after the first couple of sips was this would be perfect for Christmas dinner; it should hold its own and work well with the cranberry sauce.
    5 stars, also had the JB Ink Zweigelt, also delicious but this one was more fruity and approachable

  3. Richard


    All of her wines are very well made and very approachable, without being overly simple or one-dimensional. Nice complexity.

  4. Tara


    great east yet bold red

  5. Danny


    Love this wine from Judith Beck. Very easy to drink and great value. Extremely pleasant. Sweet, red berries fill the mouth followed by a gentle fizz and acidic kick. Paired with Roast Beef.

  6. Alex Traska


    No stranger to Blaufränkisch (Weninger, Michael Wenzel, Tschida, Wetzer, Preisinger, et al), but I’d never tried Judith Beck’s; great for anyone after some slightly more challenging Austrian reds – high acidity, fruit forward, refreshing – almost lambic beer style in character!

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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