Austrian winemaker Dorli Muhr gives us a Blaufränkisch wine guide in this candid interview where she discusses this unique Austrian wine and how the grape variety behaves in the vineyard and winery. Amanda Barnes interviews her about the Spitzerberg wine region in Carnuntum and why it is particularly suitable for Blaufränkisch, and how the expression differs to Blaufränkisch from other Austrian wine regions.
An avid chef, Dorli also shares some of her favourite Blaufränkisch wine and food pairings with us and discusses the different Blaufränkisch wine styles you can find in Austria.
Blaufränkisch Wine Guide: Quick Guide
- Second most-planted red wine variety (after Zweigelt) with 3,225 hectares of Blaufränkisch vines planted in Austria
- Austrian variety, identified as a cross between Blauer Zimmettraube and Weißer Heunisch
- Found in Lower Austria and Burgenland
- High acidity, berry and cherry notes, rich in tannin, spicy, can age very well
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