About The Wine
Zantho’s Blaufränkisch is a top-ranked red wine (90/100, Falstaff 2011 Guide to Austrian Wines) that is now available in Ontario.
The grapes grow in Zantho vineyards around the villages of Andau and Jois which are characterized by dry, gritty and mineral soils. This Austrian region is called Seewinkel and is one of the hottest and driest regions in Austria, making it an ideal climate for the Blaufränkisch grape.
The colors of Zantho’s Blaufränkisch show a deep red core with a violet rim. On the nose, it shows dark fruit such as blackberries along with fine spiciness. On the palate, the wine shows deep and spicy berry fruit, backed by balanced acidity and a light mineral finish.
This is an elegant, good structured wine with great aging potential.
Enjoy this wine with a wide variety of meats and mature cheeses.
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|Average Yield||approx 6,000 kg/ha|
|Residual Sugar||1.0 g/l|
|Finish||Fermentation in stainless steel at 30°C to 32°C, finishing in stainless steel for 6-8 months|
|Closure||Vino-Lok Glass stoppers|
|Optimal Serving Temp||16 – 18°C|
|When to drink?||2012-2016|
Wine Enthusiast, July 2011. Score: 90/100.
Top Rank in Category
Tasting Notes: With black cherry fruits, spice and a leathery character, this is a firm tight wine. It has plenty of fruit and acidity to go with the tannins. There’s a chunky feel to it, the acidity waiting to come through on the finish.