Blaufränkisch is a late maturing grape variety that produces red wines that are typically rich in tannin and can have a spicy character.
origin Austria
ancestry Crossbreed of the blue cinnamon grape x Gouais blanc
Global Vineyard Area 16,141 Hectares / 0.35%
other names modra frankinja, Lemberger, Blauer Limberger, Frankovka (Franconia), Kékfrankos, Gamé
bunch of grapes Large, round, V-shaped, moderately compact bluish-black grapes
Blatt Five large lobes with coarse teeth
maturing time Late
ideal floor limestone and slate
wine characteristics
Blaufränkisch wines have aromas of dark ripe cherries, dark berries, spicy tones, medium tannins and sometimes very good acidity.
wine regions
Austria, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Australia, Canada, USA,