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 Blaufrankisch (Lemberger) Wine

Blaufränkisch (also known as Lemberger) is a black-skinned grape variety that has a number of synonyms in Europe and the United States. It can be used to make varietal red wine, rosé, and can be added to blends, contributing high acid, tannin and deep coloring. Blackberries, red cherries and redcurrants are common flavor descriptors associated with Blaufränkisch wine.

The variety is widely planted in Burgenland, Austria, where it is often blended with its offspring, Zweigelt. Germany, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria also produce their own versions of Blaufränkisch wine. It is commercially produced in Washington and New York, where is known as Lemberger.

Blaufrankisch (Lemberger)
Blaufrankisch Grapes

Blaufränkisch is thought to be a descendent of the French grape Gouais Blanc. This theory is reinforced by the fact that many of its synonyms translate to ‘blue French’, in reference to the variety’s coloring and origin. Blaufränkisch buds early, ripens late and delivers generous yields, but needs a warm environment to fully mature. The best examples of the variety can be aged in oak and cellared for many years.

Synonyms include: Lemberger, Limberger, Blauer Limberger, Kekfrankos, Frankovka, Modra Frankinja, Franconia, Nagyburgundi, Gamé, Burgund Mare.

Related grape varieties include: Gouais Blanc.

Popular blends include: Blaufränkisch – Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch – Cabernet.

Food matches include:
Europe: Stewed brown hare (Feldhase); fried goose liver (libamáj)
Americas: Lentil soup with smoked ham hock
Africa/Middle East: Black-eyed pea, black olive and tomato salad

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We found 526 matches for Blaufrankisch (Lemberger), only the first 500 will be shown.
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Weingut Moric Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria Burgenland $25 5282
Weinhaus Schloss Koblenz Sweet Red Wine Blaufrankisch, Matraalja, Hungary Matraalja $11 8115
Donausonne Blaufrankisch, Kunsag, Hungary Hungary $10 8264
Weingut J. Heinrich Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria Burgenland $10 8765
Weingut Prieler Johanneshohe Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria Burgenland $15 14833
Weingut Ernst Triebaumer Ried Mariental Blaufrankisch, Neusiedlersee-Hugelland, Austria Neusiedlersee-Hugelland $65 15410
Weingut Moric Neckenmarkt Blaufrankisch Alte Reben, Burgenland, Austria Burgenland $92 19095
Weinbau Uwe Schiefer Reihburg Blaufrankisch, Sudburgenland, Austria Sudburgenland $63 19903
Weingut Moric Reserve Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria Burgenland $35 21534
Steele Wines 'Jed Steele's' Shooting Star Blue Franc Lemberger, Washington, USA Washington $15 21851
Muhr-van der Niepoort Carnuntum Blaufrankisch, Carnuntum, Austria Carnuntum $20 22008
Weingut Weninger Balf Kekfrankos, Sopron, Hungary Sopron $15 29657
Kiona Vineyards Estate Lemberger, Red Mountain, USA Red Mountain $13 31013
Weinbau Uwe Schiefer Szapary Blaufrankisch, Sudburgenland, Austria Sudburgenland $36 31432
Weingut Prieler Goldberg Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria Burgenland $70 32118
Takler Kekfrankos, Szekszard, Hungary Szekszard $6 34461
Weingut Weninger Hochacker Blaufrankisch, Mittelburgenland, Austria Mittelburgenland $16 34591
Bock Villany Kekfrankos, Villany-Siklos, Hungary Villany-Siklos $8 34727
IBY Chevalier Horitschon Blaufrankisch Reserve, Mittelburgenland, Austria Mittelburgenland $20 35747
Muhr-van der Niepoort Spitzerberg Blaufrankisch, Carnuntum, Austria Carnuntum $45 36181
Weingut J. Heinrich Goldberg Blaufrankisch, Mittelburgenland, Austria Mittelburgenland $18 36181
Krutzler 'Reserve' Blaufrankisch, Sudburgenland, Austria Sudburgenland $25 36481
Rosi Schuster Blaufrankisch, Neusiedlersee-Hugelland, Austria Neusiedlersee-Hugelland $20 41356
Krutzler Blaufrankisch Qualitatswein Trocken, Sudburgenland, Austria Sudburgenland $11 41543
Weingut Gernot and Heike Heinrich Blaufrankisch, Neusiedlersee, Austria Neusiedlersee $15 41948
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