Lemberger

 

Grape: Lemberger

Color: Red

Synonyms: Limberger, Blaufrankisch, Kekfrankos.

 

Main Regions: Austria, Washington, East Coast United States.

 

Description: Lemberger produces dry red wines with rich, tart cherry fruit, subtle spice and balanced tannin. Most versions are aged in tank or older oak but some producers use new barrique. 

 

Characteristics: Body: (Med-Full);  Flavors & Smells Of: (Cherry, earth, spice).

 

Wine Styles: Dry red.

 

Origin: Indigenous to Austria. Natural cross of Heunisch and unknown variety.

 

Notes:

 

Main Growing Regions in Austria for Lemberger:

     Burgenland

          Mittelburgenland (DAC)

          Sudburgenland

          Leithaberg (DAC)

          Eisenberg (DAC)

     Niederosterreich

          Carnuntum

 

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  • Blaufränkisch is a Cabernet lover’s best friend, but still very much ... Franconia Nera), Germany (as Lemberger), and Croatia (as Borgonja). Austria, however, is the grape’s true home. The Blaufränkisch name first appeared in 1862 at a grape variety exhibition in Wien. The International Ampelographic Commission in Colmar, France, officially ado... Read More

    From the article The Very Best of Blaufrankisch Wine


  • Zuf, we seriously need to get Greg up here.  We could have some ... I ... ... I opened the Merlot and Lemberger one night.  The Lemberger (aka Blaufrankisch) beat the heck out of the merlot!  Way fruitier and full bodied. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's your Choice of Wine...


  • VV,It is real.  My wife is pretty ocd when it comes to the lawn ;)I know I ... should try and find Kiona Lemberger.It's about $15 and REALLY good qpr. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Fried apple & whites


  • Hi folks!You probably remember me as a guy with fancy pairing choices, so here we go - a Fries Apple with White wine!A background - well, I was lazy to cook something and had a bottle of California Pinot Gris... and at some point I felt like crispy red sweet apple would be best for pairing when it's a bit fried...It's very easy to make - just dr... Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Any perspective on this at $24, Greg? J&J Eger, Egri Kékfrankos ... ... (Austria) and Lemberger (Germany)—came to fruition in the mid-2000s and has quickly become one of Hungary’s most celebrated reds.The revival of this wine and region has been met with incredible success. Regarding fame, Eger is arguably a region that outshines its northeast... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • The red wines of Austria are an underappreciated jewel of the wine world. ... ... Franconia Nera), Germany (as Lemberger), Croatia (as Borgonja) and more, Austria is the grape’s true home. The Blaufränkisch name first appeared in 1862 at a grape variety exhibition in Wien. The International Ampelographic Commission in Colmar, France, officiall... Read More

    From the article The Great Red Wines of Austria


  • Straka Blaufränkisch Eisenberg 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Light, vanishing aromas of cherry and plum. Rich and full on the palate with a licorice and spice palate, notes of smoky tar and dusty earth, firm tannins and baking spice. Finishes with a smooth, full palate of chocolate and violets. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Heinrich Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Floral, mixed berry aromas with a clean, light and fresh cherry note. Crisp and clean on entry, this brings cherry, cranberry and red currant fruit with a smooth and medium-light body, hints of tarry earth and a savory spice on the finish with more sticky, smoky cranberry. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Anita and Hans Nittnaus Eastside Blaufränkisch Burgenland 2015

    Snoothrank:

    Pungent, dusty floral notes of violet and ripe cherry blossom with a hint of raspberry and brown sugar. Tart, earthy and acidic on the palate with fresh cranberry and cherry fruit, drying tannins streaking through the center with a perfumed character throughout and a nudge of cherry compote and coffee cake crumble on the drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Some publicity in the NY TImes today! http://thepour.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/15/blaufrankisch-reveals-itself/

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