Ink, Beck, Burgenland, Austria 2020
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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.
A biodynamic blend of Zweigelt (90%) and St Laurent. Dark ruby in colour, and quite opaque it has something of a dense appearance.The body, however, is medium weight and silky smooth with a refreshing hint of minerality. The soft and dark juicy fruit flavours are well balanced by the subtle earthy and spicy notes making an altogther very characterful and very drinkable wine.