Franz Weninger Kekfrankos Balf
Grapes: Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch)
The Weninger Family's winemaking roots can be traced back to 1828, when the name first appeared in the records. In 1997, not long after Hungary started opening up following the fall of the Iron Curtain, Franz's father acquired some parcels close to the town of Balf in the region of Sopron. Three years later, upon his return from California, a young Franz took over the Hungarian operations and in 2006 converted to biodynamics. He now runs wineries in both Sopron and Burgenland, the other side of the border in Austria.
This is Franz's Kékfrankos (Blaufränkisch) made with grapes picked from low yielding vineyards around Balf, Hungary. A pure and elegant expression of Kékfrankos, with fresh fruit, spice and herbs coupled with balanced acidity and velvet tannins.