Grape: Lemberger

Color: Red

Synonyms: Limberger, Blaufrankisch, Kekfrankos.


Main Regions: Austria, Washington, East Coast United States.


Description: Lemberger produces dry red wines with rich, tart cherry fruit, subtle spice and balanced tannin. Most versions are aged in tank or older oak but some producers use new barrique. 


Characteristics: Body: (Med-Full);  Flavors & Smells Of: (Cherry, earth, spice).


Wine Styles: Dry red.


Origin: Indigenous to Austria. Natural cross of Heunisch and unknown variety.




Main Growing Regions in Austria for Lemberger:


          Mittelburgenland (DAC)


          Leithaberg (DAC)

          Eisenberg (DAC)




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  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos ... ... (Austria) and Lemberger (Germany)—came to fruition in the mid-2000s and has quickly become one of Hungary’s most celebrated reds.The revival of this wine and region has been met with incredible success. Regarding fame, Eger is arguably a region that outshines its northeast... Read More

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  • The red wines of Austria are an underappreciated jewel of the wine world. ... ... Franconia Nera), Germany (as Lemberger), Croatia (as Borgonja) and more, Austria is the grape’s true home. The Blaufränkisch name first appeared in 1862 at a grape variety exhibition in Wien. The International Ampelographic Commission in Colmar, France, officiall... Read More

    From the article The Great Red Wines of Austria

  • Straka Blaufränkisch Eisenberg 2015


    Light, vanishing aromas of cherry and plum. Rich and full on the palate with a licorice and spice palate, notes of smoky tar and dusty earth, firm tannins and baking spice. Finishes with a smooth, full palate of chocolate and violets. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Heinrich Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015


    Floral, mixed berry aromas with a clean, light and fresh cherry note. Crisp and clean on entry, this brings cherry, cranberry and red currant fruit with a smooth and medium-light body, hints of tarry earth and a savory spice on the finish with more sticky, smoky cranberry. Read More

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  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Eastside Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015


    Pungent, dusty floral notes of violet and ripe cherry blossom with a hint of raspberry and brown sugar. Tart, earthy and acidic on the palate with fresh cranberry and cherry fruit, drying tannins streaking through the center with a perfumed character throughout and a nudge of cherry compote and coffee cake crumble on the drying finish. Read More

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  • Rooster Hill Cabernet Franc Lemberger 2015


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  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've ... ... Bob's World of WineLembergerSince this is America’s Thanksgiving, I would like to recommend a wine from the US - and since I live in New York City, I need to share the NY State love by recommending the Fox Run Vineyards 2014 Lemberger red wine. You can buy these wi... Read More

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  • RCKR, Thanks! But you did give me an idea. I've never actually developed my ... barbera, gruner veltliner, lemberger, etc. BIG AL - Trader Joe's over here cannot sell wine. They're only allowed to sell those horrendous non-alcoholic "wine products."  We can only buy from wine shops. But there is a great place just over the Goethals Bridge from ... Read More

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  • Hi Folks!This site was really great several years ago helping me track down Corsican reds here in NYC (I'm in Staten Island.) Many of my friends, and myself included, are interested in very good wines (mostly reds)  at the lowest possible price. There really are many such wines out there if you look hard enough! For example, several years ago a ... Read More

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  • Fox Run Cab Fr/Lemberger


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  • Some publicity in the NY TImes today! http://thepour.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/blaufrankisch-reveals-itself/

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