Blaufränkisch


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Rich black fruit is contrasted by peppery flavors and boisterous acidity in this food-friendly Austrian red. Blaufränkisch is a parent grape of both Gamay and Zweigelt.

Primary Flavors

  • Blackberry Bramble
  • Black Cherry
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Allspice
  • Pepper

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium Body

Medium-high Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Simply look to the regions where this grape flourishes to find great pairings including smoked sausage, red potato goulash, and cheesy spaetzle dumplings.

About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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