Here is a beautiful stamp from Austria with an exquisite design. Austrian Post is celebrating Central Burgenland, the region at the heart of Burgenland which is also known as “Blaufränkisch land” as part of the “Austrian wine regions” stamp series.The bright stamp depicts a glass of delicious wine and a winery that is placed in center.
Blaufränkischland, or the “Land of Blaufränkisch”, is one of the centres of Austrian red wine. In Deutschkreutz, Horitschon, Lutzmannsburg and Neckenmarkt, deep clay soils help provide ideal conditions for the Blaufränkisch variety. The wines are characterised by distinctive bramble aromas as well as a dense texture.
Old vineyards, highly qualified winegrowers and efficient, modern cellars make for red wines that are of top-quality and full of character. Blended wines from this area are composed mainly of Zweigelt, St. Laurent and Merlot – as blending partners of Blaufränkisch – but the main emphasis in the wines is on the Blaufränkisch character.
Mittelburgenland DAC stands for traditional and regionally typical Blaufränkisch wines. Blaufränkisch has a complex bouquet offering aromas of blackberry, dark cherry and blueberry combined with spicy notes of herbs and mint. The rather pronounced fruit is rounded off by the balanced acidity on the palate. Blaufränkisch wines have a distinctive tannin structure, a great mouth feel and a structured edgy finish. Fuller, stronger versions have good ageing potential while classic wines are best drunk within five years. The ripe fruit aromas typical for Blaufränkisch Reserve wines are often accompanied by soft roasted aromas. The ageing potential of the Reserve wines lies between seven and fifteen years.