About Moric

For more than a decade, winemaker Roland Velich made an intense study of the world's greatest wines of terroir with the explicit goal of finding “that thing”, as he puts it, that a wine must possess in order to achieve greatness. When he felt he'd learned enough, he set out to make an Austrian red wine that belonged in the same pantheon as the great Grand Cru Burgundies, the Northern Rhône and the legendary vineyards of Barolo. So began the Moric project. Its medium is Blaufränkisch, expressed through ancient vines in a challenging growing region, meticulous biodynamic viticulture, obsessive sorting and fairly primitive winemaking techniques. The Burgenland Blaufränkisch is a brilliant starting point, while this beguiling variety reaches its zenith in the old-vine wines from Lutzmannsburg and Neckenmarkt.

About Roland Velich

Roland Velich comes from a Burgenland winemaking family but initially he worked as a croupier. It was 2001 when he kicked off the Moric project, working with seriously old vines that perhaps no one believed in quite as much as him. His zeal for this terroir and the Blaufränkisch grape has mercifully been matched by vision and skill. "Roland Velich makes the best Blaufränkisch on the planet. Full stop," says Jancis Robinson Purple Pages contributor, Alder Yarrow. Meanwhile this is also the favourite Blaufränkisch producer of Eric Asimov, the New York Times wine correspondent. "Moric, is a star in this world," he proclaims. And indeed he is.

Available Wines

2014  Moric Hausmarke Grüner Veltliner Chardonnay

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2013  Moric Hausmarke Grüner Veltliner Chardonnay

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2013  Moric Müllendorf Grüner Veltliner

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2013  Moric Sankt Georgen Grüner Veltliner

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2012  Moric Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2011  Moric Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2007  Moric Lutzmannsburg Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2011  Moric Neckenmarkt Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2010  Moric Neckenmarkt Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2009  Moric Neckenmarkt Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2008  Moric Neckenmarkt Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2007  Moric Neckenmarkt Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2013  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2012  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2011  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2010  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2009  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2008  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2007  Moric Reserve Blaufränkisch

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2015  Moric Burgenland Blaufränkisch

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2014  Moric Burgenland Blaufränkisch

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2011  Moric Burgenland Blaufränkisch

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Archive

2012  Moric Neckenmarkt Alte Reben Blaufränkisch

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2013  Moric Burgenland Blaufränkisch

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2012  Moric Burgenland Blaufränkisch

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