…This bodes well for some of Austria's fuller-bodied red grape varieties (e.g., Blaufränkisch) that ripen late and require the warmth and longer growing season to fully develop ripe and complex flavors.
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Up until this tasting, I was largely familiar with one-to-two faces of Grüner Veltliner - namely examples that are fresh and sleek with a range of tree, citrus, and stone-fruit aromas and flavors, brisk acidity, and a distinct underlying spicy character (particularly …
…, $ 49: Bigger alcohol content in this wine from a predominantly Blaufränkisch producer. Oak and a little oxidation, with a touch of bitterness.
2011 , Leithaberg, $ 70: Darker apple tones on this wine with a pure and silky body. Mysterious and fascinating. Dürnsteiner Liebenberg Smaragd
2011 , Stockkultur , $ 90: Very ripe peach aromas dominate the nose of this powerful and rich wine. Big acidity and a slight sweetness …
From € 11.87, $ 17.24, £15.50 Find this wine I'm getting more and more enthusiastic about the Blaufränkisch grape and am delighted that Dorli Muhr, Austria's most cosmopolitan wine promoter (with the possible exception of Laurenz Moser), is determined to organise a Blaufränkisch event in London.
FACT: The ratio of white-to-red wine is 50.3% white to 49.7% red.
In 2012, the ratio was 55% white to 45% red.
In 2011, the ratio was 54% white to 46% red.
Editor's note: Very noteworthy to see how the ratio has evened out over the years.
Additional information in 2013:
Wine Production: 12 million cases
Record Harvest: 2012 with 188,000 tons
Estimated winery sales: $ …
…Riesling but can be Spatburgunder, Silvaner and even Lemberger) from a producer's top site and sold one year after harvest. It is usually, before the nomenclature was changed, the equivalent of Auslese Trocken. There are many many bad GG's in the sea of GG's as well. All are not good. You need to choose carefully. I can help with that.
These wines, when they are on, can be the best white wine values in the world. The Burgundian equivalent would cost upwards of $ 150…
The Free State consists of four main grape growing regions - the Piedmont Plateau, Eastern Shore, Southern Plain, & Western Mountains. Each region is diverse and hosts a different assortment of grapes - from the more cold hardy variety in the Western Mountains to those that flourish with the …
Now, the table food:
(it's a whole raw potato, no coconuts in Denmark-onion straw to drink mystery milk)
Malt flatbread and juniper
Moss and cep
Crispy pork skin and black currant
Cheese cookie, rocket and stems
Dried carrot and sorrel
Pickled and smoked quail's egg
Frozen cod liver and caramelized milk
Æbleskiver and muikko
Leek and cod roe
Always skeptical of Lemberger (please, I beg, change to Blaufrankish... LOL!), I approached the bottle with trepidation. Good Lemberger/ Blaufrankish is quite lovely. But bad Lemberger stinks almost as much as the arcane Wisconsin cheese it might be confused with.
Let me reassure you, this is not the later....this was good wine. Nice hints of bright cherry, raspberry, and plum dominate the nose, with hints of lavender and spice. There's no question, the Cab Franc comes through …
…need to stop writing about how much I don't like Blaufrankish, also known as Lemberger. I still hate the stupid moniker - Lemberger - but that said, it's time I just write about the wine.
Recently, I had the Channing Daughters Blaufrankish 2010. It's grown on the North Fork of Long Island, at the Mudd West Vineyard. As we all know by now, Blaufrankish is a middle-European dark red grape found in cool climates such as Austria or even in the Friuli region of Italy…
…, 's , 's Blaufränkisch, 's , or ' as examples, you should know it is safe to drink O 'Shaughnessy.