Dark plum color, and light around the edges. On the nose, chocolate covered espresso, hints of raspberry, pencil shavings, and graphite. Flavors include chocolate, with hints of wild blueberry marionberry, and other dark brambly berries; a hint of black pepper at the end. It is a smooth wine with low acid, soft tannins, and nicely balanced.
This is Prieler’s lower-end Blaufränkisch, and it has made me eager to try more, and some of their more expensive ones. This wine contains fruit from nine vineyards, “nearly all of which have iron and fossil-rich cambisol soil.”
An excellent ambassador for Burgenland Blaufränkisch.