Moric Blaufränkisch Review
The producer refers to this wine as his “entry level” Blaufränkisch, but it’s far more sophisticated than what I think of as entry level red wine produced in the new world.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
Wine: 2019 Moric Blaufränkisch
Blend: 100% Blaufränkisch
Region: Burgenland, Austria
Retail price: $32
I consumed it: April 2022
My source: The Decanter Magazine Wine Club by Wine Access
Wine color/style: Red wine
Grape variety or blend: Blaufrankisch
Tasting notes: Red fruit, Bright, Black cherry, Violets, Spice
Moric Blaufränkisch: What I think
If you’re not already familiar with Blaufränkisch, and who could blame you, it is a medium-bodied red wine that tastes a bit like Pinot Noir had a love child with Mourvèdre (red fruit forward, especially black cherry, mixed with violets and a little spice), and it tends to be brighter than either of those imaginary progenitors.
Despite my crude mashup description, Blaufränkisch is actually one of the parent grapes for Gamay Noir (which also tastes quite a bit like Pinot Noir). With Pinot Noir and Mourvèdre being two of my four favorite red wine grapes, you can imagine I rather enjoyed this twist on something I’m super familiar with.
The producer refers to this wine as his “entry level” Blaufränkisch, but it’s far more sophisticated than what I think of as entry level red wine produced in the new world. Like many of the wines in the Decanter subscription, it is a classic example of this grape, produced in a classic style in its native home, the Burgenland.
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