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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  • Impera Dolmi Kounice Dva Duby 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Walthamstow ... in these ... ... in these parts] and 30% blaufrankisch [called'frankova' in these parts] Saint Laurent is thought to be related to pinot noir and is popular in Austria and the Czech Republic where it is a native grape. Blaufrankisch is another grape native to eastern Europe.... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... ... that include Sangiovese, Blaufrankisch, or whatever.DV's tasting is interesting because I've had a number of those wines and they're always going to seem like Cab but those in that that particular lineup are really different in style. Don Melchor, Stellenbosch,... Read More

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  • On Saturday afternoon, Zufrieden and I went to a fellow wine aficionado's place for a cabernet sauvignon (at least 80%) blind tasting. Zuf decanted and brought a 2014 Boekenhoutskloof "Stellenbosch" (92% cs, 8% cab franc).I decanted and brought a 2012 Quilceda Creek "CVR" (83% cs, 11% merlot, 4% cf, 1% pv, 1% malbec)  and I brought a 2008 Stormy... Read More

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  • Blaufränkisch is a Cabernet lover’s best friend, but still very much its own grape. And that's an asset in today’s wine climate. Generations of wine drinkers stuck to the same old grapes - but this is an era that privileges discovery. Blaufränkisch is not new, per say, but an increasing number of Americans are gulping it down by the bottle. Plan... Read More

    From the article The Very Best of Blaufrankisch Wine


  • Zuf, we seriously need to get Greg up here.  We could have some ... The Lemberger (aka Blaufrankisch) beat the heck out of the merlot!  Way fruitier and full bodied.   Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Austria is becoming well-known for Grüner Veltliner. This crisp white not ... red grapes, St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch) and the Burgundian classic Pinot Noir. Kamptal Pinot Noir isn’t cheap but it’s well worth a try; one of the best wines I tasted on a visit to the region a couple of years ago was a Pinot Noir made by Rudi Rabl of the Rabl wi... Read More

    From the article We're routing for Gruner Veltliner.


  • Steele Wines Shooting Star Blue Franc Shooting Star 2014

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    Beautiful cranberry coloration with blueberry juice hues, especially around the rim....nicely saturated with a velvety sheen overall and clear too! Incredibly huge caramel aromas, with big bold berries (blueberry, black cherry, raspberry), along with hints of plum, Earthy wood (oak), mocha vanilla creme and just a light alcoholic tinge. Flavor... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage


  • Burgenland Umathum Joiser Kirschgarten Blaufrankisch 2009

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Weingut Heinrich Gabarinza Burgenland 2010

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