Weingut Polczer

red wine Blaufränkisch Klassik PDO Eisenberg

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The project

Adopt vines from the farm "Weingut Polczer" in Eisenberg an der Pinka (Austria) and receive your harvest in the form of red wine Blaufränkisch Klassik PDO Eisenberg at home. The Farmer Hans will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you received your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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What do you adopt?

Adopt vines from our farm in Eisenberg an der Pinka (Austria). During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your vines. Adopt vines which we grow according to organic farming guidelines. However, we have deliberately decided against organic certification. We only use organic means for plant protection and even renounce the use of the heavy metal copper in our vineyard. Our vines are of the Blaufränkisch variety. The Blaufränkisch is an old local variety, a cross between the red Zimmet grape and the white Heunisch grape, and was most prominent under the former Habsburg monarchy. This grape is the leading variety in southern Burgenland (therefore also Blaufränkischland) and it prefers a mild climate and locations that are sheltered from the wind; but it is very demanding in terms of the terrain. The valley basin of the approx. 400 metre Eisenberg, which opens out to the south, offers ideal conditions for the vines. Our strong Blaufränkisch wine is full of character and has an impressively dense structure with distinctive tannins (a chemical contained in peel and seeds) and an intense purple-red colour. Our vines are handpicked and we only use our own grapes, from vines that are exclusively located on the Eisenberg. The history of the winery began in 1912 with a small nurseryl. With a total of 20 hectares, the winery is now in its 3rd generation and is one of the leading wineries in Austria's smallest wine-growing region, Southern Burgenland. Two things are especially important: quality and uniqueness. The productive life of vines is around 50 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your vines die, we will replace them with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 2 x __Blaufränkisch Classic__ (0.75l / bottle, screw cap) 2 x __Blaufränkisch RIED Reihburg__ (0.75l / bottle, screw cap) 2 x __Cuvee FERRUM, a cuvée from Blaufränkisch & Merlot__ (0.75l / bottle, corked) The strong, iron-rich Eisenberger soils on which your wine grows lead to expressive and first-class, berry-rich aromas. This geological peculiarity also gives the wine a fine, characteristic and unmistakable style. All of our wines are very dry. Blaufränkisch: The colour of the Blaufränkisch is a bright ruby red. The taste is velvety - tart, harmonious, rich and fine. A top-class Blaufränkisch, elegant and rich in nuances. RIED Reihburg: The varieties Blaufränkisch 85% and Merlot 15% of RIED Reihburg are traditionally fermented and stored for 12 months in new and one-year barrels. The cuvée boasts an inviting purple colour. It is a delight on the nose with vanilla cherry and on the palate with lively acidity and a mineral spiciness which is typical of Eisenberg. Cuvee FERRUM: Ferrum (iron) is one of the most important components of blood and an essential element of all living things. Iron-rich, sun-drenched steep slopes form the basis for the Cuvee Ferrum with a very high proportion of resveratrol. The Blaufränkisch 60% & Merlot 40% varieties are traditionally fermented and stored for 12 months in new, one-year barrels. The cuvée is only pressed in special years. The wine is shipped from the latest bottling. All our wines have very good potential for longer storage (5 years, the Ferrum even 10 years) and are vegan. Store them horizontally, between 15 and 18 ° - ideally in the cellar.

When will you receive it?

You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. Our grapes are harvested between the end of September and the end of October, depending on the weather. Then the wine is aged in the cellar, where it can rest. The dispatch of the harvest box is planned for May.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.