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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  • 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


  • Weingut Hans Igler Sekt Blaufränkisch-Rosé Winzersekt NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by vosymuc


  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006

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    This packs in a ton of crisp red fruit on a lean lithe frame that makes it perfect for summer picnics. The flavors tend to the cranberry and wild cherry end of the spectrum with mouthwatering acidity, just a whisper of tannin and hints of pepper and dried flowers. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Heiss Cabernet Sauvignon Blaufrankisch Rose Ice Wine 2005

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    had at gary danko with blueberry, strawberry, and mango sorbets - awesome rosewater nose. taste is about what you would expect. Read More

    Wine review by darbyw


  • Hi everyone!We at Esperance are pleased to join the Snooth community and share ... ... Burgundies to Burgenland Blaufrankisch and Uruguayan Tannat).We look forward to sharing our new wine discoveries and yours!Cheers,Pram Achar Read More

    Forum post in the topic Introducing Esperance


  • 07 Blaufränkisch Rosé Halbtrocken Triebaumer Günter Triebaumer Günter Burgenland Cuvée Rosé 2006

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    Color is a clear pale yellow with greenish hues. Hints of fresh melon and fresh cut grass, mix with subtle aromas of grapefruit. Very crisp on the palate, with a hearty helping of acidity. Lots of lemon and lime characteristics are laced around a vibrant mineral core. It can wear on the palate after a while and starts to beg for food. It wou... Read More

    Wine review by davidrey


  • 500 wines, 30 restaurants, and some nice background music spread out over 5 ... the table.From an Austrian Blaufrankisch to a New Zealand SB on to a Canadian Ice Wine and everything in between, there was lots of variety and quality wines at TOTT. There was a huge range of styles and price points so I had a chance to try some wines I have wante... Read More

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  • After much anticipation Snooths OTBN was apon us! We were meeting in the ... ... the ... Moric Neckenmarkter Blaufrankisch This was crazy good wine. Delicate yet precise with such detail and balance. I loved it and cant wait till the next time me and this wild blackberry beauty have a chance to get to know each other a little better. Tied fo... Read More

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  • Moric Blaufränkisch 2006

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    Light red fruits and a bit of spice, cranberries, a hint of coffee and much darker than I expected. Medium to high, well integrated acidity. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Eva's Vineyard Merlot-Kefrankos 2004

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    Actually quaffable for the low price. It was straightforward, with Kefrankos (Blaufrankisch in Austria) supplying much of the red cherry and spice flavors, and Merlot contributing body and softer textures. Not sure I would go out of my way for this one, as there are much better Hungarian red blends out there. Read More

    Wine review by 45898enotheque 45898 enotheque


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