Austria’s Höpler gives rare release to Kirchberg single vineyard wines
An Austrian winery is giving a rare vintage release to a single vineyard range this autumn.
Family-owned winery Höpler is launching 2015 Blaufränkisch and 2016 from its Kirchberg vineyard.
The limited release is the first from the vineyard in nine years and the Grüner Veltliner is its first for the varietal.
Höpler described Kirchberg as its signature vineyard and claimed it was one of the best sites in the Burgenland wine region.
It dates back to 1203 when Cistercian monks from Burgundy first planted vines.
Owner and winemaker Christof Höpler said: “Both Kirchberg Blaufränkisch 2015 and Grüner Veltliner 2016 show exceptional quality as they combine the benefits of our unique location with our winemaking expertise.
“It’s a perfect way for us to showcase the excellence of Austrian wines”.
Höpler’s wines are sold in the UK through Enotria & Coe.