Paul Achs Blaufrankisch Altenberg 2015 750ml
SKU 817357

Paul Achs Blaufrankisch Altenberg 2015

Neusiedlersee - Burgenland - Austria

Professional Wine Reviews for Paul Achs Blaufrankisch Altenberg 2015

Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
From loamy, gravelly sand and shell limestone soils, the 2015 Altenberg Blaufränkisch offers an intensely fruity and fragrant bouquet of red and dark berries. Full-bodied, pure and fresh, with ripe, round tannins and fleshy, well-concentrated fruit, this is an unpretentious, silky-textured and finessed Altenberg that already drinks very well but will benefit from further bottle aging. With its silky finesse and purity, this is a pretty Burgundian Blaufränkisch with good salinity and tension on the mineral-fresh finish. Tasted August 2018.

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Region: Burgenland

Burgenland in eastern Austria is affectionately known as the country's 'red wine quarter', due to the fact that, unlike in the rest of the country, the vineyards of Burgenland are used almost exclusively for the cultivation of fine red wine grapes. This is partly due to the fact that the easternmost region of Austria, close to the Slovakian and Hungarian border, receives far more sunshine than the rest of the country. Alongside this, Burgenland is close to the country's great lakes, resulting in plenty of warmth and moisture which helps grape varietals such as Pinot Noir, Zwiegelt and Blaufrankisch reach full ripeness each year, and allows them to express much of their fine and unique terroir. Burgenland's wines are elegant, flavorful and perfect for those seeking something a little different.

Country: Austria

Archaeological evidence suggests that grapevines have been grown and cultivated in what is today modern Austria for over four thousand years, making it one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world. Over the centuries, relatively little has changed in Austrian wine, with the dominant grape varietals continuing to be Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and others. Austria is renowned for producing excellent and characterful dry white wines, although in the eastern part of the country, many wineries specialist in sweeter white wines made in a similar style to those of neighboring Hungary. Today, Austria has over fifty thousand hectares under vine, split over four key wine regions. The domestic wine industry remains strong, with Austrians drinking their local produce outside in the summer, and people around the world are beginning to once more rediscover this fascinating and ancient wine culture.