Tasting Note: Aurora Blaufrankisch

One of the Austrian grapes that I’m fond of – I buy some of this every time I head up to the Traverse City area.

Aurora Blaufrankisch (2014) Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan – $22

Color: medium red.

Aroma: lots of red fruit, plus some blueberry and bramble notes.

Taste: not too big, with tannins and some oak up front, then red currants, cranberry, and pepper.  More oak and tannins on the finish.

I think this needs another year or two before it’s really ready.



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