Pinot Noir is often called Blauer Burgunder in Austria (literally Blue Burgundy). Originally from Burgundy, Pinot Noir has been emerging as an important grape for Austrian winemakers. It was first planted by Cistercian monks in Austria’s Thermenregion when they settled there in the 12th century, but cultivation has since spread to include many other areas of Austria. While not as finicky as its cousin, St. Laurent, it still requires skill and attention on the part of the winemaker to coax a great wine from it.
Emmerich farms a small plot of Blauer Burgunder in the Wachau for this unique Rosé.