List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Blaufrankisch

Learn about Blaufrankisch — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

Inky magenta in color with aromas of violets, herbs and spices, Blaufrankisch was first documented in Austria as far back as the 18th century and today is the second most planted red variety in Austria after its own offspring, Zweigelt. Blaufrankisch thrives in Burgenland as well as in the warmer sites of Niederösterreich (including Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal). While most of the global acreage of Blaufrankisch remains in Austria, the variety has travelled a bit outside of its homeland and taken on a few different names. In Hungary it remains well regarded and goes by Kékfrankos; in Bulgaria it is Gamé; in the Czech Republic, Serbia and Croatia, Frankovka; and in Friuli, it is called, Franconia. The Germans call it Lemberger. Oregon claims a small amount of acreage; there it goes by its Austrian name.

Tasting Notes for Blaufrankisch

Blaufrankisch is a dry red wine and typically has a deep red to purple color, medium body, fine tannins and a racy acidity. On the palate it is full of blackberry, black cherry, tart red cherry and accents of black pepper, herbs and allspice.

Perfect Food Pairings for Blaufrankisch

Versatile because of its deep fruit, and medium tannins and acidity, Blaufrankisch goes well with smoked sausage, lighter meats, vinegar marinades, balsamic dressings, and of course, traditional Austrian dishes like red potato goulash and creamy spaetzle.

Sommelier Secrets for Blaufrankisch

In pre-Medieval times grapes were divided into superior quality, that is those whose origins lay with the Franks, called “Frankisch,” and then all others, which were deemed inferior. Because this grape was well revered, it got the name, blau (meaning blue or dark) and “Frankisch,” or Blaufrankisch. The grape was actually born from a crossing of Blauer Zimmettraube and Gouais blanc, the latter also a parent of many of our modern favorites: Chardonnay, Gamay, Aligoté, Riesling and Furmint!

Filter by
6 Items
6 Items
  • Weinbau Schiefer Szapary Blaufrankisch 2006 Front Label
    Weinbau Schiefer Szapary Blaufrankisch 2006
    Blaufrankisch from Burgenland, Austria
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $33.99
      Try the
      33 99
      33 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Pichler-Krutzler Weinberg Blaufrankisch 2006 Front Label
      Pichler-Krutzler Weinberg Blaufrankisch 2006
      Blaufrankisch from Burgenland, Austria
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $35.99
        Try the
        35 99
        35 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Paul Achs Altenberg Blaufrankisch 2006 Front Label
        Paul Achs Altenberg Blaufrankisch 2006
        Blaufrankisch from Neusiedlersee, Austria
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $46.99
          Try the
          46 99
          46 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Weingut Feiler-Artinger Umriss Blaufrankisch 2006 Front Label
          Weingut Feiler-Artinger Umriss Blaufrankisch 2006
          Blaufrankisch from Burgenland, Austria
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $12.99
            Try the
            12 99
            12 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          • Gesellmann zB Blaufrankisch Zweigelt Blauburgunder 2006 Front Label
            Gesellmann zB Blaufrankisch Zweigelt Blauburgunder 2006
            Blaufrankisch from Burgenland, Austria
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $9.99
              Try the
              9 99
              9 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Paul Lehrner Gfanger Blaufrankisch 2006 Front Label
              Paul Lehrner Gfanger Blaufrankisch 2006
              Blaufrankisch from Burgenland, Austria
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $5.99
                Try the
                5 99
                5 99
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

              Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
              Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

              It's easy to make the switch.
              Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

              Yes, Update Now
              Cheers to You!

              New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

              New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

              There was an error redeeming your code.

              *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 6/30/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

              Search for ""

              Processing Your Order...