Heidi Schrock & Sohne Riede Kulm Burgenland Blaufrankisch 2021
Region: Neusiedlersee, Burgenland, Austria
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan, organic
‘Ried Kulm’ Blaufränkisch is a benchmark example of Burgenland’s signature variety. Ruby red in colour, with aromas of cherries and black pepper, this wine has a vibrant and lively palate, with fine-grained tannins and a long finish.
The "Kulm" vineyard is the centrepiece of the Ruster hill and grows on east-facing hills at approximately 130 metres above sea level, facing Lake Neusiedl. The oldest vines, of various Blaufränkisch types, were planted in 1955 by the great grand aunts of Heidi and grow small and concentrated berries every single year. The vines are trained in the guyot simple method on sandy loam soil with gneiss and mica shist - a mixture known as "Ruster Schotter". Viticulture is done sustainably, without the use of herbicides or insecticides and local plants are grown as cover crop.
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.