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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
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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.

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