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Moric

Moric

Burgenland, Austria

Moric


COUNTRY

Austria

REGION

Burgenland

sub Region

Leithaberg



Climate

Cool Continental

WineMaker

Roland Velich

FARMING PractICes

Organic, Biodynamic

WEBSITE / SOCIAL

http://www.moric.at/

The History

"Roland Velich makes the best Blaufrankisch on the planet, full stop." - Jancis Robinson. Roland Velich is no longer working with his brother Heinz at the family estate in Apetlon, but is pursuing his own dream, working with old vines. "I believe the world of wine is so fed up with uniform wines, produced with the goal of achieving a maximum of points in a tasting and not with the motivation of creating from the raw materials that are at disposal, namely soil, climate and varietal, a product that is singular, because of the fact that it can only grow in this one place.

Multi-layered, expressive, maybe even mysterious but certainly delicate, those are the attributes that have allowed wine to exhilarate men for centuries.

An ancient cultural artifact, that under the influence of capitalism with all its facets runs the risk of deteriorating to a mere industrial product. Fast money creates fast wines and there it is the fast wine to go with our fast food.
No friend of wine really wants this and even the so-called wine industry won't want it anymore once they realize how they have shot themselves in the foot." Roland Velich

The Philosophy

Roland’s wines and methods are unlike anything else you’ll encounter in Austria. Though he, like many peers farms Organically with some Biodynamic principles woven in, it’s in the winery where he splits from the pack. Roland only ferments with indigenous yeasts and favours long maceration times and ageing in mostly old oak.


From his dreams to his vines, to his vinification, to his retro label, Velich is in a world of his own. He calls his project “Blaufrankisch Unplugged” (and Moric – the derivation of which I shall explain another time – is pronounced like “Moritz”). 



WINES FROM THIS PRODUCER

Moric

austria, burgenland
blaufrankisch
$33.95

Moric

austria, burgenland
zweigelt
$31.95

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