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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  • Donausonne Blaufrankisch Hungary 2007

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    Wine review by ramarshall


  • Donausonne Blaufränkisch 2008

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    medium sweet, strawberry nose and flavor, light but lingering Read More

    Wine review by Val13


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  • Donausonne Blaufränkisch 2006

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    I don't normally drink red wines - this is the BEST! I love it! It is from a country I have visited and looked for wines from the nearby town of my grandmother, so it is even sweeter! Read More

    Wine review by djstiglitz


  • Tesch Blaufränkisch Neckenmarkt Dac Hochberg 2007

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    Wine review by eyvgul


  • Tesch Blaufränkisch Neckenmarkt Dac Hochberg 2007

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    I'm no winetaster, but I'm an enjoyer, so bear with me on this rather rookie review.I spotted this wine at hotel/restaurant Römerkrug in Oberwsel, close to the place the wine is made. (Excellent restaurant btw)It was advertised as a wine suitable for diabetics. So almost no sugar. The colour is delicate light yellow, the smell is much richer tha... Read More

    Wine review by eyvgul


  • Feiler-Artinger Blaufränkisch 2006

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    Blueberry fruit and a vegetal nose. Acidic, light berry fruit, seems thin at first then compensated by a Burgundian vegetable savouriness and medium-longish finish Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Zantho Blaufränkisch 2007

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    Good fruit & acidity, mineral nose with citrus, decent length, some bitterness on finish, bottled with cool glass cork Read More

    Wine review by Greg Roberts


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