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Blaufränkisch Spitzerberg
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Blaufränkisch Spitzerberg

QWt Carnuntum, Weingut Trapl, 2015

750 ml
Grape variety: Blaufränkisch
Producer: Weingut Trapl
Origin: Austria / Niederösterreich / Carnuntum
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Article nr. 40041715
Grape variety: Blaufränkisch
Producer: Weingut Trapl
Origin: Austria / Niederösterreich / Carnuntum

Attributes

Origin: Austria / Niederösterreich / Carnuntum
Place name: Obere Panhölzer
Grape variety: Blaufränkisch
Maturity: 3 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Spiced grillades, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Roasted lamb gigot, Roast saddle of venison
Vinification: partly destemmed, with stalks attenuated, stamped by foot, short must fermentation, fermentation in wooden barrel, soft pressing
Harvest: strict selection, in small boxes, hand-picking with simultaneous grape sel
Maturation: in tonneau
Maturation duration: 18 months
Volume: 13.0 %
Countries

Austria

Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all

Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.

Regions

Niederösterreich

Lower Austria: crus near and far from the Danube

Austria's largest state is also its largest wine region. 46,000 hectares are planted with vines in Lower Austria. It is a heterogenic wine region, consisting of eight wine growing areas. While white varieties like Grüner Veltliner and Riesling dominate in the areas north and west of Vienna, red varieties set the tone in the south and in the southeast (Thermenregion and Carnuntum). The internationally famous white crus from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling develop in the picturesque Wachau and Kamptal.

Subregions

Carnuntum

Carnuntum: Red finesse in Zweigelt country

With a cultivation area of just 910 hectares, stretching from Vienna’s city limits to the Slovak border, Carnuntum is one of Austria’s smallest wine regions. However, a wide diversity of red wines is cultivated here, from drinkable Zweigelt Rubin to multi-faceted Blaufränkisch from Spitzerberg to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also highly interesting is the interplay between Bordeaux varieties and the native Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch cultivars.

Grape varieties

Blaufränkisch

Fanned by warm winds

The Blaufränkisch fits in comfortably in Burgenland and in neighbouring Hungary. Caressed by the warm winds of the Pannonian Plain and protected by hills and mountains, the grapes can fully ripen. They yield fine, dark-berried, well-structured red wine. Depending on taste, the vintner presses them lightly and fruitily, or gathers them in wooden casks into firm, peppery wines. They are predestined for ripeness, and pair excellently with meat and game dishes. The name of this wine is deceptive: in the middle ages, grapes from southern Germany were called “Frankisch”. They were seen as particularly sophisticated. The Blaufränkisch, however, is a native of Austro-Hungary. In Hungary, where it is called Kékfrankos, it even occupies twice as much vineyard space as in Austria. Some producers make wine on both sides of the border.

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