Judith – Blaufrankisch 2017

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Perfect for:

A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Full, Mature Fruits, Full

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Judith Blaufrankisch 2017, biodynamic wine, no rules, pure, intense, rich, beautifully crafted natural wine. The top wine from the Beck catalogue, a rich, hedonistic yet still very fresh and elegant example of Blaufrankisch. Layers of dark fruits, some subtle spices and full mouth feel make it a lovely winter wine and the perfect partner to dark meats.’Judith is a very personal wine. When I took over responsibility for the vinification from my father in 2001 I wanted to have a wine just for myself. A wine with no rules, that I could form exactly to my vision. Initially it was always a blend, now it’s a varietal Blaufränkisch from Gabarinza vineyard. It’s a wine that developed further as I developed as a wine maker myself and this is how I would like it to be in the future.’ Judith Beck.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Judith Beck
Country Austria
Region Burgenland, Austria
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blaufrankisch
Terroir Loam, clay, limestone
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years

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