Weninger (Franz Plays), Rozsa Petsovits
Easy-going and totally seductive in bright cherry red. Berries, mint, and lots of fun in the glass!
Grapes: Syrah, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch
Place: Sopron, Hungary
The story of Franz Weninger's wines is above all, the story of Austria and Hungary's shared history (and border). Working between both countries, Franz's family history stretches back to when the Austro-Hungarian empire was a single nation.
His grandmother Rózsa Petsovits (the namesake for his delicious rosé) was born in Horitschon, Hungary a year before the town became part of Austria instead. Meanwhile, the nearby town of Sopron remained under Hungarian rule, and just like that a core part of the B became t divided.
Today Franz makes wines on both sides of the border, offering a uniquely delicious take on the terroir here. These are wines that celebrate the r shared winemaking history, bringing together varieties and vineyards that were once part of the same nation.