Judith Beck Ink (750ml)
Judith Beck and her family tend to 15 hectares of vines surrounding their beautiful winery and home located in the village of Gols, Burgenland in north east Austria, with most vines situated at the Wagram of the Parndorfer Platte, generally considered to be the best site in the region. The grapes benefit from the proximity of Lake Neusiedl which acts as a natural storage heater, storing the warmth of the sunshine during the day and releasing it through the night. Although the Beck family had been farming crops sustainably in Burgenland for decades it was in 1976 that they decided to increase their plantings of vines and focus exclusively on making wine. Judith Beck has a wealth of practical experience and training, in 2001 she inherited the winery from her father after having travelled extensively to work with some very iconic wineries; Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, Braida in Piemonte and Errazuriz in Chile, though she was not compelled to emulate any of those wines; she focuses on the traditional grapes of her region. It was Judith who saw the benefits of biodynamic farming and transitioned from conventional viticulture to biodynamics.
Dark ruby hue with a violet rim. On the nose, scents of sour cherry, sweet spices, cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, light and refreshing with soft tannins and an elegant spiciness leading to a juicy finish. Try this fresh and juicy red with duck terrine, pork chops, pork or vegetable dumplings.
Judith practices biodynamic viticulture and takes a hands off approach to winemaking. She does not use synthetic chemicals and only a few wines are bottled with a small additions of So2 but otherwise there is nothing. All her fruit is handpicked. ‘Ink’ is a blend of 90% Zweigelt and 10% Saint Laurent and is fermented in stainless steel before being aged in large wooden casks for 12 months.