93-94 points, Wine Advocate |
About the Wine
93-94 points, Wine Advocate
"Tasted as a sample at the Domaine in Gols in July 2022, the 2021 Blaufränkisch Ried Golser Edelgrund offers an intense, floral-scented and still yeasty bouquet of red and coolish blackberries and cherries with spicy notes from the seeds and stems. Full-bodied, fresh, and silky on the palate, this is a tension, super intense, fine, and refreshing Blaufränkisch with concentrated fruit and ripe tannins. This is, said, a great Austrian red wine from the Burgenland. It has great finesse, vitality, purity, intensity, juice, and perfect ripeness. Paul Achs calls it his "middle-class Blaufränkisch," but I was blown away and almost feared the wines that were yet to come. This is definitely the Best Buy at this domain that is producing some of Austria's finest Chardonnay and red wines."
About The Winery
In 1991, at 22 years old, Paul Achs took the lead of the family winery in Gols, Austria, where his family had been working in the wine industry since 1684. Gols is a small winemaking village located in the Neusiedlersee district of Austria's Burgenland region, 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Vienna near the Hungarian border. Paul's roots are established in two key areas: the Heideboden and the Parndorfer Platte. The 25 hectares (61.8 acres) of vines are divided into 40 plots, each with individual potential. This wide distribution gives the winery a variety of soils and microclimates - ideal for creating exciting, authentic wines year after year. In 2006, The Paul Achs winery received biodynamic certification for their meticulous care and thoughtfulness in tending to their vines and winemaking process. Today, Paul believes a vital soil supports the ripening process of the grapes in a very positive way. His belief is that mindfulness and respect for nature create and preserve values.