2018 Heidi Schröck 'Kulm' Blaufränkish
Heidi Schröck has pioneered the role of women in the Austrian wine scene. Voted ‘Vintner of the Year’ by food and wine magazine Falstaff, Heidi also led an organisation dedicated to promoting female winemakers. As a result of her work, the number of women working in the Austrian wine industry has increased considerably. Heidi’s ‘Ried Kulm’ Blaufränkisch is a benchmark example of Burgenland’s signature variety. Subtle notes of wild blueberry entice on the nose, with their freshness and slight cinnamon spice. The palate is slender but concentrated, revealing a well of infinite juiciness at its dark-fruited core, ripe but balanced, fresh and pure. The summer of 2018 adds a plummy richness but the finish remains bright and fresh—a wonderfully honest, vivid and elegant wine. Think Syrah and Pinot Noir intertwined.