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vom Kalk Burgenland Bläufrankisch

9.111 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Burgenland, Austria
Blaufränkisch
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Classic version of Blaufrankisch. Medium concentration of a purple hue. Moderate staining. Brambly dark and red fruits such as blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate. Chalky minerality. Lifted floral notes of violet and rose. Fruits went tart on the palate. Especially sanguine and chalky on the palate. Slight hint of VA. Curry spice, and pepper. Medium+ acidity. Medium alcohol, medium soft tannins, body. No new oak. Aged on it’s lees for 18 months in neutral 2000L & 5000L casks prior to bottling. The vineyards are split into more than 30 small plots surrounding the village of Jois. Markus focuses on the vineyards & Minimal intervention in the winery.

Classic version of Blaufrankisch. Medium concentration of a purple hue. Moderate staining. Brambly dark and red fruits such as blackberry, black cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate. Chalky minerality. Lifted floral notes of violet and rose. Fruits went tart on the palate. Especially sanguine and chalky on the palate. Slight hint of VA. Curry spice, and pepper. Medium+ acidity. Medium alcohol, medium soft tannins, body. No new oak. Aged on it’s lees for 18 months in neutral 2000L & 5000L casks prior to bottling. The vineyards are split into more than 30 small plots surrounding the village of Jois. Markus focuses on the vineyards & Minimal intervention in the winery.

Jun 21st, 2020
Kelly Haslinger

Other rater called it a “little juicy, a little dry,” and I concur! Recommended by shop owner in Cold Harbor, NY. Really enjoyed with delicious pasta.

Other rater called it a “little juicy, a little dry,” and I concur! Recommended by shop owner in Cold Harbor, NY. Really enjoyed with delicious pasta.

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2020
Vanessa

🍷 Blaufränkisch is a prized, indigenous black variety of Austria, related to Gamay and Zweigelt. 🇦🇹 🍇

This particular wine comes from the town of Jois in the region of Burgenland, on the eastern edge of Austria. The vines here receive influences from Lake Neusiedl and the hills of the Leitha mountain range. ⛰ 💦 This region is known to produce high quality reds, such as this lovely wine from Markus Altenburger. @markusaltenburger

👁 Assessing the appearance, this wine is vibrantly purple with medium color concentration.

👃 The nose offers medium intensity of youthful, tart black fruit, such as blackberry, plum, sour cherry, also black licorice, peppercorn, violet, wet stone, leather, pipe tobacco, and allspice.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry (as in 1 g/L, dry!). It has lip-puckering acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and fresh, youthful flavors consistent with the nose, with an added spicy, pungent element.

Though this wine was fermented in stainless steel, it spent 12 months aging in large oak casks.

The acidity and structure of this wine give it amazing food-pairing potential. 🥘 The winemaker suggests Austrian schnitzel, intense pastas, and red meats. 👍

Blaufränkisch vom Kalk, Markus Altenburger, vintage 2018, ABV 12.5%.

🍷 Blaufränkisch is a prized, indigenous black variety of Austria, related to Gamay and Zweigelt. 🇦🇹 🍇

This particular wine comes from the town of Jois in the region of Burgenland, on the eastern edge of Austria. The vines here receive influences from Lake Neusiedl and the hills of the Leitha mountain range. ⛰ 💦 This region is known to produce high quality reds, such as this lovely wine from Markus Altenburger. @markusaltenburger

👁 Assessing the appearance, this wine is vibrantly purple with medium color concentration.

👃 The nose offers medium intensity of youthful, tart black fruit, such as blackberry, plum, sour cherry, also black licorice, peppercorn, violet, wet stone, leather, pipe tobacco, and allspice.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry (as in 1 g/L, dry!). It has lip-puckering acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and fresh, youthful flavors consistent with the nose, with an added spicy, pungent element.

Though this wine was fermented in stainless steel, it spent 12 months aging in large oak casks.

The acidity and structure of this wine give it amazing food-pairing potential. 🥘 The winemaker suggests Austrian schnitzel, intense pastas, and red meats. 👍

Blaufränkisch vom Kalk, Markus Altenburger, vintage 2018, ABV 12.5%.

Jul 13th, 2021
Patrick Keida

Got notes of sour cherry, red raspberry, slightly jammy. A little smoke to it. Acidity provided good balance to the wine. Really enjoyed it.

Got notes of sour cherry, red raspberry, slightly jammy. A little smoke to it. Acidity provided good balance to the wine. Really enjoyed it.

Feb 21st, 2021
Emily Singer

A little juicy, a little dry. Really nice, light, easy.

A little juicy, a little dry. Really nice, light, easy.

Jun 1st, 2020
James

James had this 6 months ago

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