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On Lemberger Hill
Boy, it’s getting dark real early these days. I had just started to get used to the sun setting by 7pm, and then nope! Sorry! It’s 6:30 now!
(And in a couple weeks we have Standard Time come back, which, gah, why are we still doing that in 2021.)
Lemberger is the Austrian name for blaufranksch, which I’ve written about before here. This particular wine isn’t as savory, dark, or spicy as the blaufranksch I’ve had from Beneduce. It’s more of a ruby color.
My first sips just after opening were very heavy on alcohol and not fruity at all. I cooled it down with a Corkcicle, and then I got way more fruit, raspberry and cherry. Not too much tannin and plenty of acidity. I had it along with some meatballs and tomato marinara over pasta. It put me in mind of a cooler-weather sangiovese.
What are you using to brighten up these dark evenings? Let me know!