We’re taking a detour off the beaten track this week and heading to Austria.
Austria produces some exceptionally high quality wines, although not so easy to come across in Ireland. It has a long history of making wine and was the third largest producer of wine in the 1920s. But in the 1980’s the ‘antifreeze’ scandal almost destroyed their entire industry. This scandal led to a massive decrease in production with only the most committed wineries remaining. It also resulted in the strictest quality control measures. The scandal reinvigorated the industry, with those remaining determined to show the world how good Austrian wine could be.
This week we’re shining the spotlight on one of those quality-focused producers. Judith Beck based in Burgenland in Eastern Austria, has developed a deep relationship with her vineyards. She prefers traditional varieties Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent, Weissburgunder and aims for naturalness and identity in her wines. She farms biodynamically to keep the vines naturally healthy. Her wines are more discreet than loud, a bit like the winemaker herself.
This week’s wine “OUT” is a blend of Blaufrankisch & Zweigelt and is a great example of how Austrian wines can have both finesse and drinkability- it is bright, poised and juicy with lots of strawberry, black cherry, plum and raspberry and ending with spicy notes. It is super more-ish!
We have chosen a selection of our favourite tastes from the region for this week’s box to bring out the flavours in this delicious wine. Email email@example.com by midday Thursday if you’d like to join our adventure. €50 box for 2 people. Collection Friday 26 Mar from 5 -6.30
We are delighted to be hooking up with our friends in St Francis Provisions Kinsale this week to assist customers who are outside the 5km limit who want to avail of L’Atitude-at-Home boxes but haven’t been able to do so. Our boxes will be available for collection on Friday evening in SFP Kinsale, Orders through L’Atitude as normal
And we will be reciprocating this service for SFP in Cork. Orders through St Francis Provisions as normal but colleciton will be from L’Atitude 51 for Cork city cusotmers. More on this to come.