REGION: Burgenland, Austria
Even though you may have never heard of this varietal before (or its synonym, Lemberger), it has still be around an awfully long time. Some estimates reckon Blaufrankisch has been growing on the Austria-Hungary borders since the 10th century, giving a real sense of the history of winemaking in this region. Luka Zeichmann is the brainchild behind this very new winery, where the focus is on being as hands-off as possible. Organically produced, very low sulphur and no filtration mean what you taste is pretty unadulterated. And boy, is it something...