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2018 Blaufränkisch Eisenberg (Jalits)

Jalits, Blaufränkisch Eisenberg, Burgenland, Austria 2018

100% Blaufränkisch

CASSIS & CRANBERRY, GRAPHITE & SMOKY WHITE PEPPER

Blaufränkisch, the Burgenlandian OG (often upstaged by its more famous offspring, Zwiegelt), is Austria’s deeper, darker native red (or “blue” variety, as they say). Quintessentially Central European, the grape is among the most important grapes of the Czech Republic and Hungary, but its Burgenland home turf is where it does its best work. The Eisenberg (Iron Mountain) DAC of southern Burgenland is especially homed in on the variety’s strengths, its stony, crystalline vineyards imbuing wines with enhanced structure and elegance. Why be blue?

Serving Suggestion: Perfect with classic Wiener Schnitzel or other succulent fried meats (think Yakitori with asparagus & soft-boiled quail egg). Eggplant tempura. Shiitake tempura.

19.99

24 in stock

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2018 Franconia (Visintini)

Visintini, Franconia, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2017

100% Franconia (Blaufrankisch)

POMEGRANATE & BLUEBERRY, VIOLET PERFUME, BRIGHT & SUBSTANTIAL

At the very northeastern edge of Italy, less than four miles from its border with Slovenia, the Visintini siblings Cinzia, Palmira, and Oliviero continue the good work of their great-grandfather, Domenico, who bought the estate in the late 1800s. Their cellar dates to the 1200s. There is some serious history here, but the winery, itself, is very modern. This juicy Franconia is hand-harvested and fermented in cement tanks, and that's all they do; their work in the cellar is minimal, but their work in the vineyards is extensive. With certified organic vines moving toward biodynamic, the Visintinis are continuing the 800 year legacy of their land.

Serving Suggestion: Braised venison w/ cherry-pancetta reduction sauce. Pizza with feta, gorgonzola, & spicy sausage.

19.99

9 in stock

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