Blaufränkisch – an outstanding choice for pleasure-seekers
Colour, nose and palate
brilliant ruby red.
ripe red fruits.
mature and smooth tannins, medium finish.
works well with charcuterie – salami, ham, pork neck, bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, also steak, roasts, lamb and game.
Legend of two star-crossed lovers, an oak tree and a cradle. Legend has it that the handsome young Count Maria Alexander Auersperg fell in love with a beautiful but penniless girl. His parents opposed the match, and their romance remained ill-fated. The young count ultimately married a girl of his station. But before this, he promised his true love to cut down the mighty oak under which they secretly shared so many happy moments, and use the wood to make a cradle for his first-born. The count kept his promise and the oak cradle was used for his son Anton Alexander Auersperg who went on to become a famous poet in his own right and a close friend of Slovenia’s greatest poet France Prešeren. Bound by a shared love for the written word, the two men were also fond of the wine coming from Auersperg’s wine cellar. Today, the cradle is displayed in the National Museum of Slovenia, but the story lives on in the vaults of the Klet Krško wine cellar and is passed down the generations through the Blaufränkisch.