Blaufränkisch, Nittnaus
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Blaufränkisch, Nittnaus - 2018

Item # 34919 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
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Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

The Nittnaus family has been in the town of Gols, in the Neusiedler See wine region in Burgenland since 1684. A very pure, delicious red wine made from the Blaufränkisch grape variety. Aged in large oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.

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Staff Pick Notes

In Burgenland, the Austrian region where this wine is made, producers took example from the main wine regions in France, planting French varieties. They realized at a later time that the area had great terroir resources and the indigenous grapes where growing better. Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt quickly became the two most important red grape varieties in Austria. State-of-the-art wineries are now creating very interesting and delicious wines. This wine has intense aromas of red fruit. On the palate the fruity notes are followed by floral ones. Delicate and finessed, but, at the same time, possessing enough body and acidity. It's a versatile wine that would be a great partner to many dishes, pasta and poultry especially.


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