Paul Achs Altenberg Blaufrankisch 2017

Type: Red
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: 100% Blaufrankisch
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Vegan Friendly

Climate: Continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Produced from vines that are 21-30 years old, planted on clay and limestone soil
Winemaking: Grapes are selectively hand-picked, grape juice is fermented in steel tanks, storage 20 months in used barriques then 10 months in 1200 liter barrels

Color: Dark ruby ​​garnet, violet reflections
Nose: Aroma of ripe black berry fruit underlaid with fine spice, delicate hints of cherries and bergamot, hint of tobacco, some nougat
Palate: Juicy, elegant, firm, ripe cherries, firm tannins, spicy finish, salty mineral finish

About the Winery:
In 1991, at 22 years old, Paul Achs took the lead of the family winery in Gols, Austria, where his family had been working in the wine industry since 1684. Gols is a small winemaking village located in the Neusiedlersee district of Austria’s Burgenland region, 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Vienna near the Hungarian border. Paul’s roots are established in two key areas: the Heideboden and the Parndorfer Platte. The 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of vines are divided into 40 plots, each with individual potential. This wide distribution gives the winery a variety of soils and microclimates – ideal for creating exciting, authentic wines year after year.

In 2006, the Paul Achs winery received biodynamic certification for their meticulous care and thoughtfulness in tending to their vines and winemaking process. Today, Paul believes a vital soil supports the ripening process of the grapes in a very positive way. He believes that mindfulness and respect for nature create and preserve values.