In Südburgenland, formally known as Eisenberg DAC, Blaufränkish is king among the regions 498 hectares. Although there are other grapes grown in this region, only wines made from the Blaufränkish may be labeled under the DAC classification. The red wines here present a distinct minerality and notes of spice whilst white wines coming from this region, though labeled with the generic appellation, Burgenland, are known for their vibrancy and elegance.
The region is located far from the more traditional winemaking towns so it is generally referred to as an “insider’s tip.” This is suitable because unlike many other wine-making areas in Austria, few winemakers are dedicated to this craft full-time. Most have other professions and are making wine solely for the pleasure and/or for a supplemental income. In accordance with that, a vast majority of the wines are consumed locally in traditional Buschenschank wine taverns. Despite these factors, however, Eisenberg Read more »
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