Blaufrankisch is thought to be indigenous to either Austria or Hungary (where it is called similarly Kekfrankos). It is also known as Lemberger or Limberger in Germany. Although known historically for several centuries, plantings of Blaufrankisch have increased exponentially in the past twenty years due to the renaissance qualitatively of the wine industries in all three of these countries. Blaufrankisch produces dark, deeply coloured reds with lively peppery black fruit and racy acidity. It is the dominant grape in Hungary’s most famous red, Egri Bikaver, and is the second most widely planted black grape in Austria.

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