Cards of Wine

Blaufränkisch (Austria)

Blaufränkisch is an exciting alternative to Pinot Noir.

Blaufränkisch is also called Lemberger or Blauer Limberger.

Flavors

Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Blackcurrant
Black
Currant
Herbs
Herbs
Spices
Spices
Tea
Tea Leaves
Oak
Oak

Ripe Cherry flavors are typical for Blaufränkisch, with hints of Spices and Black Tea.

Profile

Blaufränkisch is a light red wine with high acidity and high tannins:

BODYLight
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
14-16°C (57-61°F)

Food Pairing

Antipasti
Antipasti
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger
Pasta
Pasta
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Blaufränkisch is called an "all meal wine". It pairs well with many types of food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Austrian. International Food.
Tomato based pasta. Vinegar based sauces.
Roasted Chicken. Grilled Turkey. Pork Chops.

Cheese:
Soft Cheeses. Brie. Camembert.
Washed Cheeses. Fontina. Munster. Taleggio.

About

Blaufränkisch has been around since the Middle Ages.
Once it was considered one of the greatest wine grapes in the world.

Unlike grapes from Italy and France that have travelled all the world, Blaufränkisch stayed in the Austria/Hungary region to be cultivated and consumed.

It is genetically related to Pinot Noir, Zweigelt and St.Laurent.


Region:
Burgenland.

Producer:
Meinklang.

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.