The romance of Chardonnay and limestone could beguile Shakespeare. It’s a soil found all over France that’s composed of prehistoric stockpiles of ancient marine life. Millions of years ago, the oceans covering modern-day Europe knew nothing of political boundaries. Thus our beloved Romeo (or is it Juliet?) finds an all too likely, yet unsuspecting home on the eastern border of Austria, where the young vigneron Markus Altenburger has managed a terrifically zippy, citrus fruited wine from his local patch of ‘kalk,’ or, you guessed it, limestone.
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