Blaufränkisch, Moric
Staff Pick
Organic

Blaufränkisch, Moric - 2017

Item # 20778 750mL
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Color
Red
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Natural

Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

From a young estate founded in 2001 comes this extraordinary example of Blaufränkisch. The nose offers pronounced graphite notes along with dark fruits and hints of chocolate. The estate's name, "Moric," is of Hungarian origin and pronounced "Moritz."


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Staff Pick Notes

Moric is among the premier Blaufränkisch producers, and this Burgenland product is a premier example of a red grape flourishing in what is largely a white grape country: Austria. Burgenland is one of the southernmost wine producing areas of the country, making for a more moderate climate. Throw in some 85-year-old vines, natural yeasts, schist/limestone soils, and high elevation, and you've got a winner! The wine reminds me of a young, high quality Nebbiolo. Very approachable with easy tannins, a smooth leathery earthiness, peppery spices, and gorgeous red and black fruit. An age-worthy, beautifully structured, highly sought after natural wine deserving all manners of high praise.

- MM

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