Moric Ried Maissner Blaufrankisch 2020
Since 2019 Roland Vellich the master of Blaufrankisch has taken a new approach to the his prized bottlings of the Lutzmannsberg plateau creating 3 separate bottlings that show the individual terroirs of the remains of a volcano and its varied soils. The Maissner bottling comes from vines planted in 1906 and 1930 in heavy clay with significant iron in the soil. Roland says that 2020 had a long cool dry growing season which meant serious phenolics and lower alcohols when he harvested in October. The wine is dense with tons of aromatics and silky long tannins. Another stellar example of his spectacular take on Blaufrankisch and the unique soils of the Lutzmannsberg.