Friday, 29 April 2011

Kalk and Schiefer Nittnaus Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, 2007

Tasted 28/04/11 at Shampers with the WHICH group. 13% ABV, £15 bin-end from Lea and Sandeman. The winemakers Hans and Anita Nittnaus have a fine reputation and this is a surprisingly good wine from Austria. The Blaufrankisch grape is native to Hungary and is extensively grown in Austria's finest region, Burgenland. This example was young and would have probably benefited from more age. Bright purple in colour, this wine had raspberries and white pepper on the nose. It is said that the palate tastes of beetroot: certainly there was an earthiness the complemented the oak well. Quite zesty with a hint of blueberries on the finish. From 2012, 16/20

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