Region: Fruška Gora
Type: Red Wine
The Maurer family has been producing wine for four generations. They now farm 6 hectares in the wine region of Szabadka directly south of the Hungarian-Serbian border, and another 10 acres in the Fruška Gora mountain district in Syrmia, 40 miles away from Belgrade and bordered by the Danube River to the north. Fruit is hand-harvested in small bins and all fermentations are spontaneous. The use of older oak (small and large format) is paramount. The Maurer wines have no additions of any kind. Wines are typically only racked once before bottling and everything is bottled unfiltered.
Normally all of the Blaufrankisch Maurer grows goes into the Crazy Lud Red. The 2020 vintage was so healthy and productive that there was little leftover that didn’t make the final blend. Sourced from vineyards in the Fruška Gora composed of volcanic bedrock soil, this was open-vat fermented with 12 days of skin contact, followed by 12 months in smaller format oak barrels. Dark berries open up on the palate, with a rounded texture and great acidity.