The Austrian specialist for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate describes Roland Velich and his Moric wines this way: "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 in the heart of Blaufrankisch country in Mittelburgenland, specifically Lutzmannsburg and Neckenmarkt.
"His are wines in a style you will not encounter anywhere else in Austria: Blaufrankisch vinified as if it were Grand Cru Burgundy, and from hillsides (including terraces) and pre-clonal vines the like of which you will not find being cultivated in most of Mittelburgenland. One sip is an Oz experience (and I don't mean Aussie, mates!). 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."
We are fortunate to have secured a small allocation of Roland's Moric wines which are true expressions of ancient vines in a challenging growing region, where he meticulously applies biodynamic viticulture, obsessive sorting, and fairly primitive winemaking techniques.
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