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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  • It's friendly to a lot of wine, including sweet wines. It's not a light ... reds - I've had it with Blaufrankisch, Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon, Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Amarone, Zinfandel, and various whites and sweets. For me, one of the great pairings is a Zin - just seems to work really well.But he's right about putting... Read More

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  • Hi everyone!Just a question here.. has anyone eaten goose, cooked at home, for a dinner?   I surely haven't.  But I want to know if  am missing something.  What does it taste like?  Tips for cooking?  Thinking of including one along side my beef roast at Christmas. Read More

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  • Blaufränkisch Marienthal 2009

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  • Blaufränkisch Marienthal 2009

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  • If you were a big commercial operation, I would advise against taking out the ... ... or even something like Blaufrankisch, which is doing pretty well in Michigan of all places, but most people don't know. And for whites, Albarino is far better known in the US than Auxerrois, which in the US, one really only finds in wines from Alsace, althou... Read More

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  • Hi, I'm Tom Vail.  With my wife Marion, we grow pinot noir and pinot gris in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.  Our label is Calamity Hill Vineyard and Farm.  We produce fewer than 100 cases of pinot noir and 50 cases of pinot gris each vintage.  Our tasting room is only open Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends and this year on the weekend prior to Than... Read More

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  • Meinklang Burgenlandrot 2010

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  • Lenz Moser Selection Gruner Veltliner 2010

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  • Wyncroft. May be the best. Farther south than some of them , closer to ... ... makes an outstandingly good Blaufrankisch. And Chateau Grand Traverse does a credible Riesling and Chardonnay and a really good Gamay Noir. Stands up to anything from Beaujolais.&nbs Read More

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  • I am pretty much prejudiced towards red wines.  However, that does not mean that I drink them exclusively.  I do drink quite a bit of white wine.  Probably, because, like most Americans my age, we are encouraged to bias out protein input away from red meats.  The good news for me is that I do love seafood and chicken.  So, that is really not a s... Read More

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