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2018 Blaufränkisch
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blaufrankisch
Appellation
Leelanau Peninsula
Vineyard Designation
Aurora Estate
Acid
8.9
pH
3.5
Aging
18 Months in French Oak
Residual Sugar
0%
Alcohol %
12.4

2018 Blaufränkisch

2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal
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SKU: 2018 BLAUFRANKISCH 750ML

Produced from estate grown Lemberger, this wine spent 18 months in combination of Bordeaux and Burgundian French Oak barrels to concentrate the fruit flavors of blueberry and the spicy pepper notes.

Winemaker's Notes: The fruit for this wine was fermented in open top fermenters for 18 days before pressing. The wine was blended and laid to rest in a mix of subtle French oak barrels for 18 months. The minimal manipulation of this wine allowed it to express its varietal character. The strong aromatics of blueberry reduction and cracked black pepper make for an exciting food pairing with wild game or lamb dishes.

Wine Profile
Awards
2022 Jefferson Cup Invitational - Gold Medal
Vineyard Notes
The Aurora Estate vineyard is known for its ribbons of clay strewn throughout the layers of highly porous sand. The clay in this soil creates a unique dynamic with the surrounding soil in how it allows water drainage to take place while also holding water in regions where the roots need it to help the vines continue to thrive during the droughts of summer. This dynamic allows the vines to thrive and focus on producing high quality fruit and not just putting out ample amounts of vegetative growth.
Production Notes
The Aurora vineyard is the last harvested every year. This adds a little excitement every time the Blau comes in. It's a fun grape to work with, the clusters are enormous, and the fermentation aromas are expressive. The fermentation is about 3 weeks long with a focus on intense fermentation cap management to get the most varietal expression possible.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit for this wine was fermented in open top fermenters for 18 days before pressing. The wine was blended and laid to rest in a mix of subtle French oak barrels for 24 months. The minimal manipulation of this wine allowed it to express its varietal character.
Food Pairing Notes
The strong aromatics of blueberry reduction and cracked black pepper make for an exciting food pairing with wild game or lamb dishes.

Product Reviews

Shannon MC's Gravatar
Shannon MC
(Nov 29, 2022 at 6:54 PM)
I can't say enough good things about this wine. I was hesitant to embrace it as I was unfamiliar with this grape varietal. But my summer BBQs and fall harvest dinners wouldn't have been the same without it. The complexity and richness keeps me coming back for more! It's my new favorite, even if I can't spell it.

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