Austria

Weingut Dorli Muhr Carnuntum Blaufrankisch, 2019

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Complex and distinctive blend of Syrah and Blaufrankisch

Dense with ripe red fruit yet still retaining freshness and precision. Full-bodied with earthy aromas of red berries and sour cherries. On the palate you get black cherries and plums, blueberries as a well Rhone-style Syrah’s meat and pepper character. With fine tannins and a clear, surprisingly tart finish.

  • 90pts James Suckling (Tasted Sept '20)
  • Blend of 2/3 Blaufrankisch, 1/3 Syrah
  • 20 months ageing in old oak

Cellaring: Now to 2026

Food Pairing: Moroccan tajine, lamb shawarma, blanquette of veal

STORY BEHIND THIS WINE

The terroir of the Spitzerberg could be described as Austria’s answer to Burgundy in terms its geological history and makeup. Ina further nod to Burgundy, winemakers here are noted for producing wines that are defined by their elegance. Blaufränkisch is the key grape variety. A rising star in the wine world, expect to see more and more of it on our shores in the near future. Working in tandem with Syrah, this is one of our more interesting blends. Give it time in the glass and its distinctive complexity will unfold and captivate you.

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