Zero sulfur Austrian red wine

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

If you're looking for a zero sulfur wine that also happens to be high quality and rich in taste, then Blaufrankisch may be your wine. This new addition to Regional Wines & Spirits comes from Gut Oggau, a respected family owned winery in Austria. The raw material is made from Blaufrankisch, an Austrian red grape that makes surprisingly ripe, full bodied, big flavoursome red wines with velvety plush texture and mouthfeel. 

How was Gut Oggau Blaufrankisch made?

All grapes were hand harvested and destemmed for this wine, which was fermentated in previously used 500 litre and 1200 litre barrels with about three weeks skin contact, which extracts maximum depth of colour in this wine. The wine was aged for 12 months, with no batonnage and was bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero additions of sulfur.

Where is Blaufrankisch usually made?

Blaufränkisch is the German word for blue Frankish and the name refers to the dark colour of the grape used to make this wine. It has high levels of tannin and spicy flavours and is grown widely in Central Europe. Its most famous home is Austria and it's also grown in the Czech Republic, southern Moravia, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and Italy.

It can be used as a blending grape but is also, often, made as a stand alone varietal in its own right, such as in this lively, fleshy red wine. 

The 2020 Gut Oggau Joschuari Blaufrankisch RRP $144.99

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