Blaufränkisch is a red wine grape variety whose juicy and refreshing fruit is balanced by fairly unobtrusive tannins when ripe.

Where grown: AustriaNeusiedlersee. USAOregon.

Typical flavours: Spicy, dry, medium tannins, white pepper, raspberry, blackcurrant, beetroot (if unripe), red plum, cherry.

 (Giles MacDonogh: 1992, p.37). 

Bibliography

Giles MacDonogh, Austria, New Wines from the Old World (Osterreichischer Agrarverlag, 1997).

Giles MacDonogh, The Wine and Food of Austria (Mitchell Beazley, 1992), p.37.