Zweigelt, Beck, Burgenland, Austria 2019
Regular price £17.30
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% Zweigelt. A dark cherry red with a violet rim. On the nose, scents of cassis, dark cherry and dusty earth. On the palate, soft and round with well integrated tannins and a touch of spice. Expect elegant and stony minerality. The finish is lingering and spicy.