Blaufränkisch

Blaufränkisch is the most important Austrian red variety to many Austrian vintners despite the fact it is not the most largely planted. Although it's exact origins are not 100% determined, it is believe to be of Austrian decent. The grape's name breaks down to mean, "good, fine" grape. Blaufränkisch thrives deep soils, but also does well in lime soils. The best expressions of the grape come from Central Burgenland and South Burgenland, both sides of Lake Neusiedl and Carnumtum (in lower Austria.) The grapes is generally harvested late and is prone to botrytis-related grape stem rot. Tasting notes: Aroma: dark berry, boysenberry and mineral notes Palate: Appetizing acidity and firm tannin structure. Typical wine making technique: Needs at least two years of aging before it becomes approachable. The best vintages have incredible and aging potential fermented in new French oak barrels. Blaufränkisch is often blended with small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Merlot.

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  • Well DV, the part I liked was where you put duct tape on the bottles. That ... ... Gruner Veltliner, Brunello, Blaufrankisch from Hungary and a Cab from Veneto and finisned a 1/2 bottle of Chardonnay. That was for 4 people. Night before it was another Champagne, 97 Napa Cab, another Brunello, Australian Chardonnay, CdP, and some other tasty It... Read More

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  • Greg, don't even read this!Yesterday I hosted a pinot noir event.  It was a blind tasting of three BC and one California.  Talk about getting out of the box.  For me this is tantamount to cross-dressing.  It started because Chester introduced me to the Kettle Valley "Hayman" reserve Pinot last year.  I really liked it, so when I found one (83 ca... Read More

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  • Donausonne Blaufrankisch Donausonne Hungary Blaufrankisch Red 2009

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    Love donausonne wine. Been drinking it since 2003. Really miss it, can no longer get it in my hometown Read More

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  • Game Bird Red NV

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... ... they don't even list Blaufrankisch, but I know that Pax make some. Maybe there's only one vineyard? No idea. Same with "Green Hungarian" and yet I've had some in Temecula of all places.Souzao, Touriga Francesca, and Touriga Nacional are Port grapes so if you... Read More

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  • It's a good description Fox, but the dif between red and black fruits ... ... ... but also things like Blaufrankisch and Teroldego.Totally with you on the definition of finesse.But I do think it can be explained a little differently.Diego - you can take two rolls of toilet tissue. One might be harsh and thick, kind of like a paper bag. That's... Read More

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  • I have been trying to find info on wine terminology. Im lost everytime I visit the wine section and read the reviews as I dont know what they mean.  Please help. I enjoy red and whites that are not very sweet and not dry and that I can drink 3 sips at once without  having to pucker. Not as sweet as Beringers white zifandel  and not as dry as Mir... Read More

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  • DV - We didn't even notice the effect of the 2 years in oak for that Blaufrankisch wine.  I was going to toss the remaining third of the bottle this afternoon, but out of respect to you I decided to pour it into my glass.  I still don't like it very much but it certainly is unique.JD - I read that "Mugnier wines are wines that always need 5 to 1... Read More

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  • Well Damn!  A Lemberger (aka Blaufrankisch).  Al are you sure you aren't just kind of weirded out because it's a strange grape from Austria?  I'm going to become the Champion of Lemberger here.  I am a fan.  Mind you, the stuff from Washington is higher alcohol, probably more temperature days for sure.  I glad you gave it a whirl anyway.  Two ye... Read More

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  • Greg, you know this is going to run WILD now right? Read More

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