Burg Ravensburg 2017 Blaufrankisch (Sulzfeld)
Lemberger, as Blaufränkisch is known in Baden, produces a higher-toned, perhaps finer wine than is typical of the better-known Burgenland examples. Claus has always had an especially deft touch with this truculent grape. The 2017 is supple, liquorous, full yet taut.
Baden - Kraichgau
Aging Duration (months)
Notes from the Producer: The grapes are gently harvested by hand, carefully sorted, and as whole berries, fermented in small batches. The goal is to produce powerful, spicy Blaufränkisch (Lemberger) wines with a fine tannic structure. Malolactic fermentation takes place in used barrique casks in which the wines mature for 8-12 months. The wine is deep bluish red. On the nose: plum and wild berries. On the palate: powerful, with a fine fruitiness; rich in tannin; long finish.
Serving suggestions: game or game birds, lamb, well-seasoned dishes prepared with beef, and stews or casseroles.