Region: Burgenland, AUT
Hidden Treasures is a pan-Pannonian project by Roland Velich of Moric. It sees the Burgenland Blaufränkisch legend collaborating with his lesser-known but super-talented winemaking brethren across the plain and into Hungary. Together they elevate great indigenous varieties to wines worthy of their ancient promise. Hidden Treasure No.6 sees Roland Velich collaborate with his good friend Hannes Schuster, shining a light on Blaufränkisch from Schuster's home village of Sankt Margarethen on the western side of Lake Neusiedl. The cuvée originates from the Hinkenthal and Hartmisch vineyards, both locations with an east-south-east orientation. The old vines of 45 and 51 years of age grow on soils combining limestone and sandstone, supplemented by loamy sand with gravel from quartz, slate and gneiss.