Although these two grapes are genetically related to each other, most examples of the Blaufrankisch-Zweigelt blend do not work due to the aromatic differences in both grapes. This is why Blaufrankisch is usually blended with Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. Michael proved us wrong by showing us that difficult blends can work in the hands of a skilled winemaker. 14 months in French oak barriques. A perfect dinner with intimate people.