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Blaufränkisch

Blaufränkisch, known as Lemberger in Germany, is an Austrian red grape variety. It is renowned for its dark, almost blackish colour, spicy aromas and full-bodied taste. It is grown in many regions of Austria and also in Germany, Hungary, Croatia and Romania.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Blaufränkisch wines have a blackish-blue colour and aromas of spice, pepper and tobacco, accompanied by a full-bodied taste. The wines generally have good tannin structure and a high acidity which makes them ideal for aging.

Fresh Blaufränkisch grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The grape is mostly associated with Austria but is also grown in Germany, Hungary, Croatia as well as Romania. In Austria, it is mostly found in the Burgenland area. Blaufränkisch is a vigorous grape that needs hot climates and well-drained soils to produce the best wines. It is typically harvested late in the season and needs to be well-ripened. The wines can be blended with other varieties such as Zweigelt and St Laurent. The wines produced in Austria vary in style depending on the region. In Burgenland, the wines are known for their intense fruit flavours and good acidity. Germany makes similar wines, although with leaner body compaired to the Austrian ones. Blaufränkisch pairs well with red meats and game. It is also a great match for mushrooms, stews and roasted vegetables.

Foods to pair with Blaufränkisch:

Pasta
Deep fried
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Fun Fact about Blaufränkisch
Blaufränkisch is considered one of the most important red grape varieties in Austria. It is believed to be a cross between Gouais blanc (male parent) and Blaue Zimmettraube.

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