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With their distinctive acidity and tannin structure, the wines of the grape variety Blaufränkisch are by far not as accessible as those of Zweigelt, Austria's most cultivated red wine variety. Currently, they are considered top red wines there, but internationally they remain insider tips for connoisseurs. Alexander Lupersböck found out where Blaufränkisch is heading.

In Burgenland, Blaufränkisch is the number one red wine variety. Georg Schweitzer, the managing director of the wine marketing organisation Wein Burgenland, knows the year in which Blaufränkisch was discovered internationally: "Jancis Robinson MW gave it roses in 2012, and since then demand has been rising continuously." Climate change is also responsible for the growing popularity of the variety: "With higher ripeness, the tannin structure of the Blaufränkisch has also become more accessible, but this has no influence on its ripening potential."

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