Blaufränkisch, Rosi Schuster
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Blaufränkisch, Rosi Schuster - 2020

Item # 22237 750mL

The estate was formed in 1979 where vines are planted in the most relevant parameters of microclimate, soil-type & growing season that best provide for each variety. This Blaufränkisch is an easy, light and ripe wine that was "built" in the vineyard & has little to do with the cellar work.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

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Weingut Rosi Schuster is the epitome of the kind of winery we champion here at Astor: small, family-run producer, organically farmed vineyards, minimal intervention winemaking. Rosi's son, Hannes, has been at the helm since 2007, and continues his mother's ethos of making wines expressive of the terroir. Fermented with native yeasts, the wine is then aged in used 500 liter barrels before being bottled in summer. The result is a fresh, vibrant wine with dark fruit (blueberries, blackberries), black pepper, and earthy tannins. This is a great wine for when you fire up the grill or when you feel the need for sauerbraten (and who doesn't?).




Germans call it Lemberger, Austrians call it Blaufränkisch; let's call the whole thing off. What's important is that this black grape variety produces spicy wines with good tannins and firm acidity, similar to one of the crus of Beaujolais; in fact, until recently, Blaufränkisch was believed to be Gamay. These are often ageworthy wines, and they're some of the best things coming out of Austria these days.


Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is Zweigelt (a.k.a. Blauer Zweigelt), which yields full-bodied wines, deep in color and featuring bold flavors of...

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