Blaufränkisch is mainly found in eastern Niederösterreich and Burgenland. Also known as Lemberger in Germany and Kékfrankos in Hungary, it is a crossing between Sbulzina and Weißer Heunisch.
As a late ripening variety, it is characterised by deep wood berry or cherry tones, and high acidity. Often impetuous in their youth, but develop velvety facets when ripe. Fuller, stronger versions have good ageing potential.