Typically grown in the Austrian region of Burgenland near the Hungarian border, Blaufränkisch (translated as "the blue french-like grape") is rarely seen planted domestically. We’ve found that the California sun adds wonderful warmth and brightness to our Estate Blaufränkisch while still maintaining its signature, earthy blue fruit.
The 2021 vintage is turning out to be our most complex yet. Starting with an elegant nose centering on the tropical fruit and citrus notes that make our Blaufränkisch so unique. Upon tasting you will experience a beautiful mix of raspberry, pomegranate, and blue fruit along with herbal tones of all spice, basil, and eucalyptus. The finish is lengthy and bright with citrus, grapefruit pith, cocao and lightly roasted coffee bean.
While young enjoy this wine after a 1 hr decant especially with Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings as well as a host of other holiday meals.
Varietal: 100% estate Blaufränkisch
Vineyards: 100% deLanda Estate
Farming: Demeter Certified Biodynamic and CCOF Certified Organic
Fermentation: Native yeast, 50% Whole Cluster
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: Unfiltered and unfined, aged 12 months in a neutral French oak barrel
Cases Produced: 160
Label Artwork: Bughouse Art and Design