Prieler Blaufrankisch Leithaberg 2019

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Blaufränkisch | Burgenland | Austria | Red Wine | Weingut Prieler | 2019 | 0,75 L | 13,5 %
About
Prieler Blaufränkisch Leithaberg 2019 is a distinguished dry red wine, meticulously crafted from Blaufränkisch grapes sourced from the Leithaberg DAC, a region renowned for its unique terroir along the slopes of the Leitha Mountains in Burgenland, Austria. This wine exemplifies the harmonious interaction between varietal and terroir, highlighting Prieler's dedication to creating terroir-driven wines that express the distinctiveness of their origins. The Leithaberg DAC designation underscores the wine's quality and the strict adherence to regional winemaking standards, offering a complex and layered interpretation of Blaufränkisch.
Tasting notes

The 2019 vintage unfolds with an enticing bouquet of dark fruits, notably black cherries and plums, accented by a refined minerality and subtle hints of spice and oak, derived from its aging in both oak barrels and large casks. On the palate, it delivers a compelling balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins, with a silky texture and a depth of flavor that includes notes of blackberry, pepper, and a slight herbal undertone, leading to a persistent, elegantly structured finish. This wine’s nuanced complexity and elegance make it a standout example of the potential of Blaufränkisch from the Leithaberg region.

Pairing

Pairing the Prieler Blaufränkisch Leithaberg with smoked or grilled meats, such as brisket or pork ribs, can complement the wine’s depth of flavor and tannic backbone. It also pairs excellently with rich, mushroom-based dishes or roasted root vegetables, where the earthy flavors of the food harmonize with the wine’s minerality and fruit notes. These food pairings not only highlight the wine’s adaptability but also enhance the culinary experience, showcasing the wine’s ability to elevate a broad spectrum of dishes.

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Classic Blaufrankisch wines are deep colored, medium-bodied reds with intensive black-fruit aromas, soft bitterness and spicy aftertaste.
Burgenland is a large wine-producing region on the eastern border of Austria. Despite the country's image as the producer of some of the world's finest white wines, Austria is also home to a thriving red wine culture: Burgenland, with its sunny, continental summers, is the country's key red wine region, with its wines based mainly on the Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt grape varieties.    The region occupies a narrow strip of land that runs from the Danube River down to Steiermark in the south. On its eastern side is the border with Hungary, and to the west lies the most eastern foothills of the Alps. Steiermark aside, Burgenland is one of Austria's southernmost wine regions, and topographically is more aligned with Hungary than with much of the rest of Austria.   Burgenland is home to four DAC appellations: from north to south; Neusiedlersee, Leithaberg, Mittelburgenland and Eisenberg. Within each of these zones, any wines which do not conform to the particular classification are labeled with the Burgenland appellation.   Burgenland's Lake Neusiedl (Neusiedlersee) is one of the viticultural focus points of the region. It stores summer heat from the Pannonian Plain, an expansive, warm area which covers much of Hungary and eastern Austria, effectively lengthening the ripening season into autumn.   In contrast to the other Burgenland DACs all of the wines of Leithaberg DAC qualify. Red wines must be made predominantly with Blaufränkisch. White grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Neuberger and Grüner Veltliner, either varietally or as a blend.    Mittelburgenland, south of the Neusiedlersee, is perhaps the most notable of Burgenland's red wine regions. The spicy red wines made here from Blaufränkisch have garnered the region its own DAC title, and the variety accounts for more than half of all vineyard land in the region.