2016 Blaufränkisch

Van Duzer Corridor AVA, Willamette Valley, OR

  • Producer

    Johan Vineyards

  • What we love

    Founded in 2005 by Norwegian native Dag Johan Sundby, this small-production winery located in the heart of the Willamette Valley creates their ‘family’ of wines all biodynamically, with utmost respect for the environment. Wild blackberries, sour cherry and dried cranberry are contrasted by baking spices, earth, and peppery undertones, creating a striking balance between fruit and earth. The 2016 Blaufränkisch is exotic and delicious - perfect for the red wine geek looking for something unique. Only 145 cases made!

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About this Wine

The Blaufränkisch grape (native to Austria) is highly sensitive to its environment. The grapes for this wine come from Johan Vineyard, planted in 2002 at elevations of 300 feet. Its rolling hills are some of the coldest in the Willamette Valley. The cooler, slower growing season allows the fruit to obtain complex flavors at lower sugar levels.

All of Johan's wines are made with all native fermentations and a limited use of new French oak. Johan uses a good percentage of whole cluster in the winemaking as well, resulting in wines with a beautiful purity and a very savory element.

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Blaufränkisch
  • Alcohol: 13.6% | pH: 3.63
  • Winemaking: Made from estate grown grapes. 32% whole cluster. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels
  • Drink now through 2022

Dag Johan Sundby

Owner


Johan Vineyards’ manager and winemaker Dan Rinke (formally of Rhys), along with owner Dag Johan Sundby, work with 85 acres of Demeter certified vineyards to craft elegant, small batch wines.

Dag Johan Sundby, a native Norwegian, came to North America in 2004 seeking a new life. The descendant of a long line of tillers of the soil, young Johan sought to sink his roots deep into the Willamette Valley to make his mark. Driven by American optimism and a "go-getter" attitude, Dag is anchored by a fierce determination to make premium wines that will stand the test of time.

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