Kolfok Neckenmarkter Blaufrankisch


for the equivalent of £31.50 a bottle

Grower: Kolfok
Grape Variety: Blaufränkisch
Style: Spicy and Fruity
Country: Austria
Appellation: Burgenland
Vintage: 2018/19
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Dark violet in colour. The bouquet is fragrant and shows mineral notes, black pepper, wet stone, blackberry and bing cherry. Fresh and vibrant structure on the palate, clear notes of cherry, delicate herbal spice on the lingering finish.

The word Kolfok has its origins in a regional dialect and describes a person, critical to common thoughts - an unconventional thinker. Winemaker and Kolfok in chief Stefan Wellanschitz was born into wine making at the family's estate in Neckenmarkt, a winery that dates back to the early 19th century, to a time when this part of Burgenland was still Hungarian and not Austrian. While still also working at the family's estate, Stefan decided to launch his own wines back in 2013, wines that are a clear deviation from the family's more traditional style, towards natural wine making and a purist low-tech approach that would highlight soils and micro-climate, aka terroir. Some parts of the vineyards are directly at the border of Hungary, especially the town Neckenmarkt shows an unique combination of alpine soils and Pannonian climate. In the middle of the Oedenburger Valley, Neckenmarkt is located at a relatively high altitude, the vineyards are up to 500 meter above sea level with a smorgasbord of soils coming into play. In the higher parts soils range from schist, gneiss to limestone, and in the lower vineyards from ferrous loam to volcanic clay.



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