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Blaufränkisch TRADITION 5 Liter’15 Weinhof Illa & Oscar Szemes, 750 ml

Blaufränkisch TRADITION 5 Liter’15 Weinhof Illa & Oscar Szemes, 750 ml

Dark, ripe cherry notes mingle with fruit of the forrest and a touch of roasted meat flavors. A feminine touch, toned down tannins and abundant acidy give this wine a vivid freshness that leaves you wanting more. Notice a touch of spice on the finish. Eminently suitable for a wide variety of food.
Blaufrankisch arrived in Austria at the end of the 10th century and is now Austria's second widely planted red wine varietal. It thrives in the deep, loamy soils of Mittelburgenland. Just as with Zweigelt, the key to high quality Blaufränkisch is yield limitation.
Illa Szemes owns vineyards in Horitschon, the "Pomerol" of Austria where the soil is heavy and the summers hot to ensure fully ripe grapes.

About Blaufränkisch:
ll the good points of Blaufränkisch wine are optimised at Horitschon. The élevage of Blaufränkisch grapes can result in either light and fruity or hearty, opulent wines. In 2010 6.4% of the area devoted to growing grapes in Austria was taken up by Blaufränkisch. Of that, 94% was in Burgenland and more specifically in Central Burgenland, therefore also known as Blaufränkischland which produces some of the best Austrian red wines.

The unique properties of the soil in Horitschon are ideal for growing red wines and more specifically Blaufränkisch. These soils produce full-bodied and very individual wines. In blind-tastings the terroir of these wines is instantly recognisable. Not many wine growing areas can boast a distinctiveness of this order which is a great advantage. Wines from Horitschon owe their special touch to the heavy loess and clay earth, streaked in places with lime. In some locations the earth contains “Tegel” a mix of clay and lime typical to the region, and in other areas a mix with gravel. This diversity adds to the complexity of the wine.

The climate in Horitschon and environs is temperate. Three ranges of hills to the north, the south and the west as well as an opening to the Pannonian basin provide ideal conditions for Blaufränkisch wine. A minimum of 300 sunny days and precipitation of just 600mm per year ensure excellent quality grapes and then wine.

Illa Szemes´ highest goal is to create authentic, honest wines with a signature note and unmistakable character. The names of the wines IMPERIAL and TRADITION reflect the philosophy of the firm.

Food recommendations:
Burgers, pasta with tomato sauce, pork, chicken , sandwiches, humus and cheese-dips.

Variety: Blaufränkisch

Origin: Austria, Mittelburgenland

Body: Full Body

Suggested Serving Temperature: 16 - 18 °C

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 March, 2019.