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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  • 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 Alte Reben Neckenmarkter 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


  • Moric Blaufränkisch Alte Reben Neckenmarkter 2006

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    Pure. Lean and acidic, this is a very classically styled wine. Bitter cherries dominate. Would work well with food, given its balance and length. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Poured at the OTBN Snooth event in NYC. This was one of the wines I bought. I'd heard great things about it, and Greg seemed to salivate when I produced it. Somehow, in the face of some impressive magnums of Barolo, aged Spatlese's and nice California Cab's no one seems to want to give such an unusual varietal / region much of a look.A great win... Read More

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  • Moric Blaufränkisch Alte Reben Neckenmarkter 2006

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    Boy was this beautiful! I loved everything about this wine. Burgundy in Austria! The nose smells like a farmer's hands with a touch of wet earth, a hint of nutty pipe tobacco and rushed black fruits with just an edge of sappy bark. In the mouth this is pure, elegant and refined with a wonderfully fresh fruited, grape/black cherry. black currant ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Umathum Blaufränkisch 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by creiter


  • Last night was an excellent event, thanks to everyone that was involved and ... ... 2006 Moric Neckenmarkter Blaufrankisch - http://www.snooth.com/wine/moric-neckenmarkter-blaufrankisch-2006/- 2003 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard - http://www.snooth.com/wine/beaux-freres-pinot-noir-beaux-freres-vineyard-2003-2/- 2004 C.v.n.e. Com... Read More

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  • Blaufränkisch Tibor Szemes Horitschoner 2003

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    This is one of my favourite wine to start a tasting. It's a kind of appetizer before you start with the big and heavy wines because it is a light and aromatic fruity wine. Read More

    Wine review by Markus Gruber


  • Moric Blaufränkisch 2006

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    Wine review by sfquixote


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