Judith Beck, Beck Ink, Burgenland, Austria
Who the heck is Judith Beck? Icon enough to be name checked in a rap. (Emidio Pepe by Slim Papi if you’re interested!)
There are quite a lot of women winemakers who set the bar very high for everyone and Judith Beck in Austria is definitely one of them. Her wines always delight with their balance, elegance and drinkability. As she says, they go for complexity over opulence, enjoyableness over power. Located in Burgenland in eastern Austria the climate is strongly continental but the vineyards are particularly influenced by the Neusiedlersee, a huge lake that tempers the climate and stores warmth from the long summer sunlight hours.
This wine is a blend of two local varieties and is surprisingly full bodied but with a lightness and minerality, full of summer berry flavours and a touch of spice. Brilliant value, as are all Judith's wines.
Producer - Judith Beck
Country - Austria
Region - Burgenland
Variety / Blend - St Laurent, Zweigelt
Wine Style - Red Wine
Farming - Organic / Biodynamic