This is a wine that can make you excited and on edge like a top Burgundy or a thrilling Rhone. It somehow makes you think of both of those wines when you taste it, yet with something else, an added exotic character. "I had no idea that Blaufrankisch could be a seriously fine wine until I was served one blind alongside a bottle of Vieux Chateau Certan, a very special Bordeaux, by one of London's top sommeliers. Gosh! It was beautiful! All the things I like about wine in one bottle - notes of Pinot from Burgundy, some cracked pepper from the N Rhone, some game and maturity but nice fresh cherry, and dark fruit notes, with a nice tangy raspberry note, a hint of top Beaujolais - like Moulin a Vent - with something deep and brooding. It was one of the wine moments of my life. " Robin Davis, Founder
Roland Velich of Moric wines is without a doubt, one of Austria's most exciting and capable winemakers. Working with steep hillside and terraced vineyards and pre-clonal vines unlike any other in the region, his wines are one of a kind. He copies a Burgundian approach in the cellar with his reds and is widely credited for raising the bar as to what this grape is capable of. Yes, Blaufrankisch is capable of producing as fine wines as Piniot Noir, Cabernet and Syrah - you heard it here first!
FROM THE PRESS
“ "The 2017 Blaufränkisch Burgenland Moric Reserve is deep, concentrated and very intense on the nevertheless pure, fresh and floral nose that is populated with dark, tart fruit aromas along with floral and peppery notes. Silky textured, finessed and almost light on its feet in the first moment, this is a pure, salty and very fresh and tensioned Blaufränkisch with the texture of a tart Pinot Noir with fine-grained tannins and the saline purity of the terroirs in Lutzmannsburg and St Georgen. Add Zagersdorf and you get a complete, ambitious and terroir-driven blend of Austria's greatest red wine variety. This 2017 is so pure and tensioned (due to a percentage of whole clusters) that I recommend cellaring it for at least 3-5 years. 95 points"”Stephen Reinhardt,The Wine Advocate,
“"My favorite blaufrankisch producer, Moric, is a star in this world [of Blaufrankisch]" ”Eric Asimov, NY Times