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Blaufrankish 2018

Per Bottle: $35.00
Per case of 12: $420.00
Producer: Weingut Umathum GMBH
Vintage: 2019
Production Area: Burgenland, Austria
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 13%
Josef “Pepi” Umathum is one of Austria's best known producers. In the Burgenland growing district called Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl), he counts as one of the great champions of the traditional Austrian grape varieties: Zweigelt, St Laurent and Blaufränkisch account for 85% of his plantations. Umathum has embraced the intricacies and harmonies of biodynamic viticulture, and for most of his wines—all hand-harvested—he prefers to use large barrels of native Austrian oak, which underscores the clear fruit aromatics of the wines. Some of the high-toned single vineyard bottlings are matured in smaller oak barrels and barriques, and are first released three years after the vintage. Years of experience drinking Burgenland reds have taught us that Pepi Umathum’s entry-level Zweigelt is second to none.
Taste: Balanced on the palate with hints of black currants, spicy and full-bodied, fine, smooth and long finish.
Cellaring Potential: 5 Years
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Vinification: Hand harvested. Maceration for 2 weeks and then the young wine is racked into wooden barrels for malolactic fermentation

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Blaufrankish 100

Blaufrankish 2018