Blaufränkisch wine grape

Blaufränkisch is a Central European red grape that’s most grown in Austria, where it’s regarded as the country’s best red variety. It’s also widespread in Hungary, where it’s called Kékfrankos and is one of the main grapes used for Egri Bikavér - the famous Bull’s Blood of Eger.
Blaufränkisch is a thick-skinned, late-ripening variety producing spicy wine tasting of dark berries. It’s noted for high acidity, firm tannins and a characteristic deep purple colour. It has a tendency to overcrop and can produce thin, weedy wine if allowed to do so. The tannins ripen at relatively low sugar levels, so there’s no need for alcohol levels over about 13%.

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