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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Lemberger, also known as Blauer Lemberger and occasionally Limberger is the German name for the black grape variety much more widely grown in Austria as blaufränkisch and in Hungary as kékfrankos. Germany has very much less of the variety planted, but like all red varieties it has steadily become more popular so that by 2012 there were 1,786 ha/4,411 acres in all.

Lemberger once had a limited following in washington state but plantings had fallen to 73 acres/30 ha in 2012.