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Raise of the Blaufränkischer in the US Continues

September 15, 2011

New York Times Praises "intense, yet refreshing wine from the Burgenland"

It is no longer a secret that, after the steady raise of the Grüner Veltliner over the past years, the Blaufränkischer is the next grape variety in line to conquer the taste buds of US wine lovers and connoisseurs. Recently, New York Times writer Eric Asimov praised the Austrian wine as "a spicy red wine that can be graceful yet intense, complex yet tangy and refreshing."

While the Blaufränkischer was hardly known some years back, Asimov collected a total of 20 different wines for his tasting. He has especially kind words for the 2008 Weninger Hochäcker from Mittelburgenland, the 2009 Spitzerberg from the Austrian Carnuntum region, and the 2008 Wenzel from Neusiedlersee, a lake on the border of Hungary, located also in the Burgenland region.

New York Times - Blaufränkischer: A Complex Austrian Red