Meinklang 2017 Blaufrankisch, Burgenland
Item Number: 11858
Sub Region: Neusiedlersee
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Blaufränkisch
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Total Sulfites: 32 mg/L
Fermentation Notes: The grapes spend around 9 days on the skins with manual punch downs. The wine ages on its fine lees in large used barrels and stainless steel tanks.
Tasting Notes: This is the most tannic and structured out of the Meinklang red wines. With that said, it is still juicy with fruit on the palate. Perhaps "playfully rough" is a good term to describe it. Enjoy the Meinklang Blaufränkisch with strong dishes like stewed beef.
Featured in The New York Times article 20 Reds Under $20 by Eric Asimov (1/30/2020)
"Meinklang, in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border, is a consistently excellent producer, and wine is just a part of what it does. The estate is a mixed environment, with animals, grains, fruits and vegetables, farmed biodynamically with an eye toward protecting the soil. The vines benefit from this sort of enlightened approach, as do the wines. This Blaufränkisch feels alive in the glass and tastes of violets and plums."