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Paul Achs Blaufrankisch

2006 Another straightforward offering from Achs with a fruit driven profile. Cherry and sour cherry with nuances of strawberry seeds and clay/stone character. Slightly darker than the Zweigelt, with more expressive tannins due to the nature of Blaufränkisch. Elegant and fruity. Perfect match for game.
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$44.00 / Bottle   $528.00 / Case
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Paul Achs joined the family winery in 1991 after globe-trotting wine making, including California. Within four years, he was awarded Falstaff Winemaker of the Year. Achs now owns 21 hectares and rents 2 hectares– scattered in 40 sites around Gols. Along with Gernot Heinrich, Paul was one of the founding members of the Pannobile Association which is devoted to promoting the best wines from Gols; always made from Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch. Paul embraces the potential of the best cru in Gols to make Blaufrankisch, and in the 2003 vintage introduces a masterful trio of single vineyard Blaufrankisch: Altenberg, Spiegel and Ungerberg. Paul Achs produces wines that are simply impossible to resist– and are quickly defining the benchmark for the region.

This wine is 100% Blaufränkisch. It's fermented in stainless steel and aged in 50% large neutral oak barrels and 50% in 3rd and 4th year barriques.