The Judith Beck estate is a 15 hectres of vines, located in the Burgenland commune of Gols, in the Neusiedlersee region, the warmest side of the Lake Neusiedl. It is the first to harvest, and the production center of its finest full-bodied, dry red wines.
The winery has been farming biodynamically since 2007, using native Austrian varieties with 85% of the area planted to red varieties – Blauer, Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir and Merlot, and the remaining 15% planted to white varieties – Welschriesling, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay. In the summer. Indeed, this is Austria’s warmest wine growing area,
In order to produce authentic wines, they also avoid inoculated yeasts of any kind, and minimise sulphur, fining or filtration, with her Bambule! range epitomising this philosophy. Bambule! is a regional expression meaning that the wines are nor “silent” and in Judith’s own words, “International style can be produced by everyone, everywhere. My wines are my own. They are here and now. And that is for me the most beautiful thing. Like my life in the vineyards.”
“I seriously believe in this low-intervention winemaking and I am going to continue like that. For me this is not about a trend, but a deeply help commitment.”
The philosophy of the domaine is aptly put by Judith: “Wine and the joy of living and pleasure all go hand in hand. We prefer wines which captivate all of our senses with each new bottle and each new sip.” Judith Beck
A juicy and vibrant blend of 80% Zweigelt and 20% St. Laurent. Fermentation occurs spontaneously, in stainless steel tanks then racked off skins and moved into acacia wood casks for 2 months’ malolactic fermentations
The grapes are handpicked, 50% destemmed, 50% whole bunch, with 8 days of maceration on the skins. They are then pressed, alcoholic fermentation is finished in old barrels, with 12 months of aging on the lees.