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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  • 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


    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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    Wine review by creiter

  • Last night was an excellent event, thanks to everyone that was involved and ... ... 2006 Moric Neckenmarkter Blaufrankisch - 2003 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard - 2004 C.v.n.e. Com... Read More

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  • Blaufränkisch Tibor Szemes Horitschoner 2003


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by sfquixote

  • Ernst Triebaumer Blaufränkisch Rust 2004


    fruity, red berries, extremely spicy, still purple hue, soft tannins but very good structure and length. Read More

    Wine review by Franz Schneider

  • Blaufränkisch Altes Weingebirge Premium 2006


    pure blaufränkisch at its best! spicy and dark berrie fruits, a bit chocolate and caramel, well integrated soft tannins, beautiful long finish. thats fun! Read More

    Wine review by millesime

  • Egervin Red Blend Egri Bikavér Bulls Blood 2004


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    Wine review by Ouguiya

  • Gabarinza 2006


    fruity, well balanced, smooth tannins, cherry, blackberry, lingering, potential Read More

    Wine review by Franz Schneider

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