Tasting Note: Aurora Blaufrankisch

One of my finds from the Traverse City area.  Blaufrankisch is one of the great Austrian grape varieties, and it’s very well-suited to a lakeside climate like the Leelanau Peninsula in Michigan.  Aurora‘s property is on the western side of Grand Traverse Bay.

Aurora Cellars Blaufrankish (2014) Leelanau Peninsula, MI – $22

Color: lightish red; a little darker than a light-bodied Pinot Noir

Aroma: Fruit and candied fruit, with a hint of mushrooms and walnut.

Taste: Blueberry, with soft, velvety tannins on the side of the mouth.  Good acidity on the finish makes this a nice wine for food.  The body is medium and consistent throughout, with a medium-long finish.

This is recommended – I’ve already drunk both bottles of this from my last trip and will need to stock up!



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