Burg Ravensburg 2018 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. The 2018 is cut from the same cloth, despite vintage differences.
Baden - Kraichgau
Cold maceration for 24 hours
Remontage in the beginning, punchdown later on
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.