Weissburgunder, Beck, Burgenland, Austria 2020
Regular price £17.75
Organic – fresh style and zippy energy
Previously a mixed farm on the edge of Lake Neusiedlersee, the Beck winery began to take shape in the mid 1970s, when Matthias took the decision to grow the area of planted vines from 5 to 15 hectares. The next stage of their growth was the construction of their own winery, in 2005, before their conversion to full biodynamic production 2 years later. It was around this time that Judith took over from her father, having studied at Austrian viticultural college before gaining experience with stints in France (at Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux), Italy and Chile. She now has total control of proceedings from vine to bottle, with Matthias still lending a hand in his treasured vineyards.
100% Weissburgunder (aka Pinot Blanc). A brilliant pale gold-yellow in the glass. An aromatic nose of white peaches and pears. On the palate, ripe and rich yet elegant with a vibrant acidity and a touch of spice from the oak. The finish is lingering.