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Blaufränkisch

is a very old Austrian red variety and together with Zweigelt the most important one. Today the Blaufränkisch is regarded as the Austrian red wine variety with the biggest potential and therefore more an more hight quality wines are made from this grape.

The characteristic features are the intense ruby red color and the intense aromas of wood berries and cassis, a rather racy structure and moderate tannins. Legendary: Ernst Triebaumers 1986 Blaufränkisch Mariental, the first Austrian red wine to becom a cult wine not only in Austria.

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Synonyms: Lemberger, Limberger, Kekfrankos

Origin: Its origins are not really clear. While the name Blaufränkisch hints that the grape could come from Franken, this variety is actually known in Germany as Lemberger, and there is no trace of it in Franken itself! But there is a chance that the grape hails from France, dating to the time of Charlemagne. Back then, noble French wine varieties were known as "fränkisch", while not-so-nice ones were called "hunnisch". Vineyards: 3.221 Hectare (or 7,0%)

Characteristic: Blaufränkisch prefers deep, loamy soils, such as those found in Mittelburgenland, or Middle Burgenland, where the variety thrives. Just as with Zweigelt, the key to high quality Blaufränkisch is yield limitation. This variety tolerates chalky soil, but doesn´t require it. And it grows best in warm southerly-exposed sites with wind protection. It is a late-ripening grape, and strongly fungi-resistant as well.

Blaufränkisch often has a distinctive, fruity taste, showing mainly dark ripe cherry and dark berry notes. But there is also a touch of piquant spiciness. With a sometimes animated acidity, Blaufränkisch wines can be multilayered and concentrated - very nice for laying down. The variety is ideal for maturing in barriques. And in the bottle, it is impressive either as a single varietal or as a partner in a cuvée blend - and not only with other Austrian red varieties, but international ones as well. Blaufränkisch is at home throughout all of the wine-growing areas of Burgenland and in Carnuntum (Lower Austria).

Recommendation: An ideal table wine that goes with almost every dish, perfect with pasta and dark meat. Drinking temperature 16 to 18 °C.

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Walter Glatzer - Blaufränkisch 2015
7.90
per btl. of 0.75l = 10.53 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Weingut Trapl - Blaufränkisch 2015
Trapl WineryCarnuntum, Austria
Character: hearty + minerally
Our rating: 15.5 Points
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8.20
per btl. of 0.75l = 10.93 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Paul Kerschbaum - Blaufränkisch Horitschon 2014
Black Weekend Sale !
was € 8.70
7.80
per btl. of 0.75l = 10.40 €/l
incl. VAT plus shipping.
Contains sulfites.
Gerhard Markowitsch - Blaufränkisch 2016
8.90
per btl. of 0.75l = 11.87 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Weingut Igler - Blaufränkisch Classic 2014
Black Weekend Sale !
was € 8.90
7.99
per btl. of 0.75l = 10.65 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Thomas Straka - Blaufränkisch Eisenberg 2015
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8.90
per btl. of 0.75l = 11.87 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Thomas Straka - Blaufränkisch Eisenberg DAC 2016
8.90
per btl. of 0.75l = 11.87 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Leo Hillinger - Blaufränkisch 2015
9.40
per btl. of 0.75l = 12.53 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Weingut Krutzler - Blaufränkisch 2016
Krutzler WineryBurgenland, Austria
Character: fruity + minerally
Our rating: 16.0 Points
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9.70
per btl. of 0.75l = 12.93 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Franz Weninger - Blaufränkisch Horitschon 2015
9.80
per btl. of 0.75l = 13.07 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Paul Achs - Blaufränkisch Heideboden 2015
10.40
per btl. of 0.75l = 13.87 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Uwe Schiefer - Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015
10.50
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per btl. of 0.75l = 14.00 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Walter Glatzer - Blaufränkisch Reserve 2014
10.70
per btl. of 0.75l = 14.27 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Claus Preisinger - Blaufränkisch Kalkstein 2016
10.70
per btl. of 0.75l = 14.27 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Ernst Triebaumer - Blaufränkisch Gmärk 2015
10.90
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Contains sulfites.
Josef Umathum - Blaufränkisch 2015
Josef UmathumBurgenland, Austria
Character: light + fruity
Our rating: 16.0 Points
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11.50
per btl. of 0.75l = 15.33 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Gernot Heinrich - Blaufränkisch 2015
11.70
per btl. of 0.75l = 15.60 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Weingut Igler - Blaufränkisch Hochberg 2015
11.90
per btl. of 0.75l = 15.87 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
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Franz Weninger - Blaufränkisch Hochäcker 2014
12.20
per btl. of 0.75l = 16.27 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Weingut Gesellmann - Blaufränkisch vom Lehm 2015
12.40
per btl. of 0.75l = 16.53 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
Weingut Krutzler - Blaufränkisch Eisenberg 2015
13.50
per btl. of 0.75l = 18.00 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Weingut St. Antony - Blaufränkisch Am Turm 2015
13.60
per btl. of 0.75l = 18.13 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Hans u. Anita Nittnaus - Blaufränkisch Kalk&Schiefer 2015
13.70
per btl. of 0.75l = 18.27 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Weingut Schnaitmann - Lemberger Steinwiege 2016
13.70
per btl. of 0.75l = 18.27 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
organic
Weingut Feiler-Artinger - Blaufränkisch Umriss 2013
13.80
per btl. of 0.75l = 18.40 €/l
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Contains sulfites.
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