2013 Moric Blaufränkisch Burgenland

SKU #1192695 92 points Wine & Spirits

 This is Roland Velich’s most basic blaufränkisch, a textbook example of the variety in Burgenland. It tastes as if it has assimilated the warm sun in its juicy blue fruit as well as the cool mountain breezes in its tart berry acidity; it offers a sense of the surrounding forests in its spice, as well as the primary rock under the vines in its firm, dark minerality. It’s entirely of a piece and of a place.  (6/2015)

Vinous

 Aromas of cherry, rosemary and cocoa. At once intense and subtle, offering sweet wild berry flavors and a hint of citrus on the palate. A nicely balanced red that leads with its marvelous fruit and salty undercurrent and finishes with a twist of iodine, this is one of best basic Blaufränkisch wines on the market. (JP)  (9/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Shows lots of peppery snap to the red plum and raspberry flavors, supported by crisp acidity. Hints of green herbs emerge on the finish. Drink now. 600 cases imported. (KM)  (8/2015)

K&L Notes

So, you're thinking about getting into Blaufränkisch? When exploring an "alternative" varietal like this, albeit a major red wine of Austria for centuries, we highly recommend starting with a top producer like Moric. Writing about a previous vintage, wine writer Jamie Goode called it, "A serious Austrian red: Moric Blaufrankisch." New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov also had praise: "The Blaufränkisch grape is grown mostly in Austria, where it makes a spicy red wine that can be graceful yet intense, complex yet tangy and refreshing. My favorite Blaufränkisch producer, Moric, is a star in this world and fetches prices beyond many of these wines." (9/13/2011)

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By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2015 | Send Email
Lately, I have been quite obsessed with Austrian reds, they are full of minerality and earth while having immediate drinkability, with lower tannin and great texture. Moric is the best of the best when it comes to Blaufrankisch. Moric is a more natural style producer, with indigenous yeasts and no fining or filtering (which means this wine is vegan). The juice for this wine come from vines up to 50 years old in the Mittelburgenland a.k.a. Blaufrankisch country. With notes of bramble, forest floor, white pepper, cured meat, iron and graphite, this is and always will be on of my favorite Blaufrankisch.

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Austria

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.5