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Alongside Zweigelt and St. Laurent, Blaufränkisch is an unmistakably classic Austrian red wine grape variety. This ripe and juicy Blaufränkisch from Vienna’s ancient Stift Klosterneuburg Estate is grown on alluvial, gravely soil at the Monastery’s vineyards in Tattendorf, which offers perfect conditions for this variety.
Eight months in large wooden casks lend it depth of flavour and the emerging wine is deep ruby-red with fine blackberry and plum fragrances. A particularly juicy wine which stands out by virtue of its fine acidity and clarity, flavours of dark plum and blackcherry are undercut by aromatic cinnamon and tar finishing with a good long length. Poultry and roasted meat would work well with this food friendly medium intensity red.
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