Prieler Blaufrankisch Johanneshohe 2017
Prieler Blaufränkisch Johanneshöhe is sourced from 9 different parcels in Schützen that are dominated by limestone, mica schist, and portions of slate. Fermented in stainless steel before being racked into used stockinger barrels. “It shows a lovely Vino Nobile aroma, round, barky, rugged but not rustic, focused but analog; it has warmth but also shape and outline, and a really articulate pepperiness.”
Georg Prieler tells us “Blaufränkisch is in our genes. By “our”, I mean my family and the vintners of Leithaberg. We know this variety’s moods and demands. Blaufränkisch in not an easy variety – whether for us or for you. It is capricious, challenging and stubborn. Rooted in limestone, it wants the sun; growing on schist, it requires refreshing winds. It rests preferably in wood, yet the barrels shouldn’t be too small. Of you, it demands patience. Blaufränkisch needs time. If you yield yourself to Blaufränkisch, you will understand why we fulfil all of this variety’s desires. For me, it is one of the few varieties in the world that perfectly balances two elements: energy and clarity.”
BLAUFRÄNKISCH RIED JOHANNESHÖHE - The red “Prieler Classic” is a typical Blaufränkisch vinified in large wooden cask. Dark berry fruit and a touch of orange zest over a background of subtle herbal spice. Juicy, refreshing red berry nuances, fine-grained tannin.
Think of the elegant end of Pinot Noir foods; salmon, veal as in Oscar or Blanquette de Veau. Chicken and game birds.
Where to find this wine
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The Vine Shop
North Loop Wine & Spirits
Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
North Saint Paul
West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Jerry's Wine & Spirits