Blaufränkisch is a red wine grape variety grown widely in Austria, particularly in the regions of Burgenland and Carnuntum. It produces wines that are typically medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannins and high acidity, and flavors of black and red fruits such as blackberry, black cherry, and raspberry, as well as notes of spice, pepper, and herbs.
Blaufränkisch wines can be enjoyed young, but also have aging potential, with some examples developing more complex flavors and aromas with time in the bottle. They are often compared to wines made from the Syrah grape in terms of their flavor profile and structure.
Blaufränkisch is sometimes blended with other red grape varieties, such as Zweigelt or Cabernet Sauvignon, to add complexity and depth to the wines.