Judith Beck ‘'INK'' Red Blend 2018 - Burgenland, Austria
Varietals: Zweigelt & St. Laurent
This fun Austrian blend of Zweigelt & St. Laurent is a fresh, juicy, vibrant & delicious! With a blast of dark fruits, spice & fresh, springy juiciness that leap from the glass on the nose & hits the palate like a mouthful of fresh berries. Lovely with Fall Fare. Biodynamic!
Judith Beck launched her INK in 2014. It is a fresh, juicy, vibrant and delicious blend of 80% Zweigelt and 20% St. Laurent. For this cuvée, she chooses the most forward and expressive batches from the Zweigelt and St. Laurent harvest. Judith picks all of the fruit by hand and sorts the grapes in the vineyard and at the winery before de-stemming. Fermentation occurs spontaneously, triggered only by the grapes’ native yeasts, in stainless steel tanks. She circulates the fermenting juice over the cap of grape skins once per day for the first 10 days to attain a balanced level of extraction. The young wines are then racked off their skins and moved into 1000-2000-liter, neutral acacia wood casks for two months where the wines complete their malolactic fermentations. They are then transferred to neutral 500- and 1000-liter casks for 8-10 months of aging. The 2 varieties are assembled and bottled in September before the next harvest. 12.5% Alcohol.