Austria, Carnuntum


4 Stars Falstaff 2013




For red wines, Markowitsch is in a class of his own amongst Austrian producers. His vineyards, in Carnuntum are ideally situated on a slope approximately equidistant from the Danube River on one side and the Neusiedlersee on the other. The soils are sandy loam and limestone (perfect for reds) and he does not irrigate. He is equally famous for his rare cuvées of Pinot Noir, Rosenberg blend, and his ultimate “M” cuvée, as he is for his value cuvées, Rubin Carnuntum and Carnuntum Cuvée. We find his Pinot Noir to be stunning.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Carnuntum Rosé 70% Zweigelt, 20% Blaufrankisch, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon 5-20 years Gravel upper soil with lime-rich subsoil Sustainable
Pinot Noir Rosé Pinot Noir 5-20 years Gravel-loam soil with lime-rich subsoil Sustainable
Grüner Veltliner Schanzacker Grüner Veltliner 5-20 years Löss, gravelly loam Sustainable
Blaufränkisch Blaufränkisch 7-15 years Sand, lime, loam Sustainable
Carnuntum Cuvée 80% Zweigelt, 10% Blaufräkisch, 10% Pinot Noir 5-20 years Löss, gravelly loam Sustainable
Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 10 years Limestone, gravelly loam Sustainable
St Laurent Rothenberg St. Laurent 15 years Lime, gravelly loam Sustainable
M1 80% Merlot, 10% Blaufränkisch, 10% Zweigelt 20-25 years Sandy loam soils with lime-rich subsoil Sustainable