Blaufränkisch is often regarded as a monopoly variety in Austria. This is understandable, as it has almost single-handedly catapulted the country into new red wine dimensions. It is often overlooked that extremely exciting versions of the grape variety are also produced outside the country's borders. In Germany, for example. More precisely in Württemberg, which not only has a lot of Trollinger and a little Pinot Noir to offer in terms of red wine, but also Blaufränkisch, which is called Lemberger there.
Olympia Samaras and Hannes Hofmann make one of the best. The vines take root in soil that consists primarily of shell limestone. The work is done almost exclusively by hand, which is partly due to the impassability of the terrain, but also to the desire to get to the bottom of the individual characteristics of their vines.
The Lemberger grapes are fermented spontaneously in the cellar and then matured in used tonneaux.
Light-footed, elegant and yet with vigour. Has vigour and power. Red berry flavours, but also has a fine blend of spices (pepper, allspice, cinnamon...). Mineral, powerful and vital on the palate. Has drinking flow and makes you want a second bottle.
Grape variety: Lemberger (Blaufränkisch)
Vineyard: Shell limestone, steep slopes on the Enzschleife
Harvest: By hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts
Ageing: in used tonneaux
SO₂: < 50 mg/l
Alcohol content: 12% vol.
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 16-18°C
Perfect drinking period: from now - 2028
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€24.87/l)
Maxime: All winegrowers listed with Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertiliser and natural preparations in their vineyards and refrain from using herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers.