Sturm Modra Frankinja 2017

Another red wine from the Ljubjianawinetasting.com at the Dvorni bar. This light red wine wine is made from the Modra Frankinja grape as it is known in Slovenia. Further afield this grape is known as Blaufrankisch in Austria and Germany, or Lemberger in the US. Seriously guys can you please all just try to agree on one name! The wine world is complicated enough as it is.

Anyway from the Bela Kranjina region in the East, this grape variety is known as the Pinot Noir of Slovenia as it producs light bodied, low alcohol reds. In Austria it is often served chilled as a summer wine I believe.

Itnhas a very pale purple/red colour. with an incredibly light scent. A little earthy with plum/blueberry and violet notes and perhaps a hint of liquorice

A dry wine witn very little body, a short finish, low tannins but noticeable acidity.

I found it a bit bland in flavour. The scents did not come through on drinking it. Perhaps they were too subtke for my palate. I can see why it is considered a summer wine though as it is easy to drink, but I would have preferred more of the flavours to show.

Photo by thehonestwinedrinker.com
Photo by thehonestwinedrinker.com
Name: Sturm Modra Frankinja
Colour: Red
Year: 2017
Grapes Modra Frankinja (Blaufrankisch)
Winery: Sturm Winery
Country: Slovenia
Region: Bela Kranjina
Quality Classification: ZGP
Alcohol: 12%
Price: €7,50 a bottle online price

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