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Uwe Schiefer Blaufrankisch 2016

13% abv

Taken from The rather fabulous Wine Anorak that is Jamie Goode …The Sud Burgenland, on the border with Hungary, is one of Austria’s leading red wine regions. Blaufränkisch is king here, a grape that has an appealing dark cherry/blackcurrant sort of personality, often retaining good acidity. Uwe Schiefer is one of the leading producers ….

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In the 1990s, when land in the area was less desirable and, as such, affordable, Uwe Schiefer started to put together his estate. While others were put off by the steep, schistous hillsides of Eisenberg he saw potential. With iron-rich, slate soils predominating and no influence from the Danube, the weather and microclimate of the region are very different to that of more well-known regions further north, like the Wachau. Located further south, and with Eisenberg shaped like an amphitheatre, it is better suited to red varieties, in particular Blaufränkisch. This is a variety that Uwe feels can successfully display a sense of place and as such his winemaking philosophy is simple – less is more. He wants to express purity in his wines.

From 2006 he started working some of his vineyard biodynamically, with the intention of gradually converting all his sites. He does buy in some grapes, around 20%, to supplement the estate grown fruit in his Eisenberg. Königsberg comes from south west facing slopes and often shows more immediately seductive fruit than the mineral Eisenberg. The Reihburg is made from his oldest vines, grown on four sites that total no more than 1.8 hectares – this is a truly fine and ethereal wine, made for long-term ageing.

Reference #:
2353
Strength
13 ABV
Bottles per Case
12 bottles
Grapes
Blaufrankisch
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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