Surrounded by eighteenth-century mulberry trees, this south-facing site lies at an elevation of 360 meters above sea level. It is located in Ritzing, making it the most westerly vineyard of Central Burgenland. Climatically it is our coolest site; the soil and the southern orientation, however, provide warmth. In former times quicklime was produced here, which accounts for the high pH levels in the soil.
A wine that challenges the palate – invigorating and youthful. A hint of bright berry fruit. The tannins of this Blaufränkisch become more delicate. They intermingle with the acidity and in this way produce a vibrating, almost electrifying finish. This combination is grippy on the palate and reminiscent of chalk dust.
“From calcareous Eurendsina soils, the 2013 Blaufränkisch Kalkofen is a remarkably fine red. Fermented on the skins for two weeks and aged for 20 months in 500-liter barrels, this dark-colored red offers a beautifully elegant bouquet of perfectly ripe dark berries and spicy/vegetal aromas. Lovely chalk purity and reduction here. Silky, round and elegant on the palate, this full-bodied, fresh and persistent Blaufränkisch develops a long and intense finish and reveals a very fine tannin and acidity structure. Straight, pure, fresh and elegant. Minty flavors in the aftertaste. Perfect oak management. A remarkably alive and kicking Blaufränkisch – a Must Buy for all freaks of this variety.” Stephan Reinhardt