Typically grown in the Austria region of Burgenland near the Hungarian border, Blaufrankisch (translated as "the blue french-like grape") is rarely seen planted domestically. We’ve have found that the California sun adds wonderful warmth and brightness to our Estate Blaufränkisch while still maintaining its signature, earthy blue fruit.
A mix of raspberry, blueberry, plum, lavender and pomegranate on the nose with hints of allspice, tobacco and graphite. The flavors simultaneously take on elegant floral notes, bright fruit as well as earth and midweight tannins. The finish is lengthy and bright with just enough tannins to provide structure.
Enjoy this wine especially with grilled veggies and various rustic chicken and meat dishes, lamb tagine, goulash, pork loin and meatloaf.
Varietal: 100% Blaufrankisch
Vineyards: deLanda Vineyard (Estate)
Fermentation: Native Yeast, 50% whole cluster
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 16 months in neutral oak barriques
Cases Produced: 75