Blaufrankisch Eisenberg 'Eisenberg'

2017
Austria
Südburgenland

New! Starting with the 2017 vintage, Wachter-Wiesler began bottling two village-level wines, offering a middle ground between the Bela-Joska which gives a good idea of Eisenberg region and the show-stopping single-vineyard wines. The Eisenberg comes from three sites on the famous Eisenberg hill: Saibritz, Humengraben, and Fasching. To be clear, Eisenberg is a vineyard, the famous hill with very little topsoil, where vines grow right into the green schist soil. Eisenberg is a town, and the Eisenberg DAC is named after both because this is the very best place for Blaufrankisch in all of Sudburgenland. The vines here are 40 - 50 years old and give a wine that has a stoney structure, and restrained, yet pretty fruit. 

90 points
"Refined and graceful, with rooibos tea, rich raspberry and sandalwood notes. A streak of iron extends on the backend, providing minerally support, while soft tannins give this structure and balance. Drink now through 2025. 1,150 cases made, 84 cases imported. — AZ"
Aleks Zecevic,
Wine Spectator
, Oct 31, 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB2045-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Blaufränkisch
Farming Type: 
Organic