2013 Kalk und Schiefer Nittnaus

Grapes Blaufränkisch
Colour Red
Origin Austria, Burgenland
ABV 12.5%

Kalk (meaning Chalk) and Schiefer (Slate) comes from 12 vineyards all around the town of Jois, which is what this Blaufrankisch is grown on, giving great minerality and focus to the deep, bright fruit. If this were from Burgundy or Piedmont it would be twice the price. Mineral and peppery, juicy black fruit, lovely lively finish leads easily to the next glass.

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It’s hard to disagree though with Martin Nittnaus, of Burgenland in Austria, who claims that organic methods are “a more natural way: my vines are more resistant to disease and my wines have richer, more floral aromas”. No one tasting his gorgeous, silky, spiced black cherry of a 2013 Blaufränkisch, Kalk und Schiefer will disagree.
(Sep 2016)


Hans Nittnaus was introduced to us by Bert Salomon, and we love his red wines. No attempt here to make international wines from foreign grape varieties, which is not what we were looking for from Austria. These are indigenous wines reflecting the 'terroir' of the region. He is undoubtedly a supremely fine red wine maker, and is now following biodynamic practices which will lead to official certification from the 2007 vintage.

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