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Blaufrankisch Riede Kulm Heidi Schrock 2020

£22.00

Heidi’s ‘Ried Kulm’ Blaufränkisch is a benchmark example of Burgenland’s signature variety. Ruby red in colour, with aromas of red forest berries and black pepper, a vibrant and lively palate, with fine-grained tannins and a long finish.

At the risk of accusations of cliché-ed food pairing, given this is the same variety as Kekfrankos, that of Hungarian Bull’s Blood of old, I suggest a good, spicy goulash would go really well with this wine – the pepper and fruit will combine really well with the sour cream and paprika.  While a nutty Beaufort would be a nice cheese match.

Heidi Schröck took over her family’s 10 hectare estate in 1983, in the famous village of Rust, Burgenland, just five miles from the Hungarian border. Her south-east facing vineyards along the western banks of Lake Neusiedl form a semi-amphitheatre,

Additional information

Country/Region

Austria

Colour/Style

Red

Dry/Sweet

Dry

Alcohol level

12-13.5%

Winemaking

Vegan, Vegetarian

Bottle Size

75cl

Food matching suggestions

Lighter stews, Warm spice

Cheese Matching Suggestions

Semi hard cheeses, eg Cheddar, Comté