Markus Altenburger Burgenland Neuburger "Betont" 2021
Neuburger is a crossing of roter veltliner and sylvaner, a variety that's presence has been in decline. Markus is committed to preserving it by demonstrating its striking suitability to the chalky Leithaberg soils. The name Betont translates as "emphasis," but it is also a play on the German word for concrete, beton, in which the wine is aged. The wine sees a short skin-maceration of approximately one week before being spontaneously fermented and aged on the lees in concrete egg. After 6-8 months, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.