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Once named Pfneiszl when they lived in Hungary over 100 years ago, the family moved to Austria to escape Communism, dropped the z from their last name and kept making wine. Since 1993, the Pfneisls have had two wineries, one in Austria (Pfneisl) and the other in their ancestral Hungarian lands (Pfneiszl). The Austrian winery has been ran by Franz Pfneisl and his brothers while the Hungarian one has been ran by his two daughters, Birgit and Katrin. This Austrian Blaüfrankisch (German for "Blue Frankish") is the Gamay of the east, made in conjunction between the Pfneisl sisters and importer Blue Danube. This juicy, blue-fruited and spice-accented red adds soft minerality and hints of earthy flavors give it a drier, rounder finish without being tannic. Food-friendly and easy to drink, this pairs well with just about anything, from turkey to tajine. You can put a chill on it if you want more of a candied cherry and floral notes to pop, or without to get the full bodied flavors. Bottled in a full liter gets you an extra glass for your money, too.