Markus Altenburger Blaufrankisch "vom Kalk" 2015, Austria

About this wine

Markus Altenburger’s 10 hectares of vines are planted on the slopes of the Leithaberg in Burgenland.
The regional limestone ‘Leithakalk’ soil produces high acid, mineral wines. The lack of nutrients in the
soil force the vines to bury deeper into the ground, developing complex root systems and giving the
wines of the Leithaberg their signature minerality.
In 2006 Markus took over the family winery, and to this day solely focuses on the varieties that best express this unique terroir, and produce authentic, honest wines. His winemaking methods are very natural - no artificial yeasts or enzymes are used, and the low yields and natural treatment of the
vines and soil guarantee structured, long living wines. Over half of Markus’ vineyards are planted to Burgenland’s best known variety - Blaufränkisch.
The grapes come from the calcerous soils of the Leithaberg, which give the wine a fresh acidity and refined structure.
The grapes are hand harvested, spontaneously fermented, and aged in large oak
barrels for one year. A classic expression of the Blaufränkisch variety.
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