Pavel Springer – Frankovka 2018
The best Blaufränkisch from Czechia


Springer Winery, Frankovka (red wine variety Blaufränkisch) 2018, moravské zemské víno, suché | dry, vineyard Bořetice, Čtvrtě. 0.75l. The best rated Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) in Czech repubic based on the guide “The best wines of Czech Republic 2020/21” (93 points / 100).

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Winery Springer
Frankovka 2018
moravské zemské víno, dry
Bořetice, Čtvrtě
0,75 l

Rating (/💯)

Complex wine with high concentration, balanced flavour and long finish. Very good quality. 

Other ratings and evaluation:

  • Guide to the best wines of the Czech republic 2020 (93 points)
  • The best Frankovka in the Czech republic in the Guide to the best wine of the Czech Republic 2020 
  • Decanter London 2020 (94 points)
Deep intensity
Deep ruby colour
Black cherries
Charred wood
Spice, cinnamon
Medium (+) flavour intensity
High acidity
Medium (+) tannins
Medium alcohol (13%)
Medium body
Long spicy finish
Serving & Ageing potential
Medium red glass (eg. Riedel for Syrah)
Teplota podávání vína
15 - 16 °C
Dekantace vína
30 min before serving
Archivace vína
2020 - 2025
The Winery

When the founder of the family wine tradition – Jakub Springer (born in 1874) came to Boretice from Pouzdran, he took his old basket press. It was created by Abraham Taicz in 1807. You can find the 1807 in the Springer winery logo. 

Nowadays they grow their vines on 5 ha of their own. The business is based on Pavel Springer, his farther, his wife Naďa and his sons Pavel and Adam. The annual production is around 5 000 cases (30 000 bottles). The Springer’s belongs to the leading wineries creating amazing red wines in Moravia.  

Pavel Springer (in the middle), his sons Pavel and Adam and his wife Naďa.

Pavel started to focus on sustainable viticulture, green harvesting and gentle pressing many years ago. The great red wines are aged in french barrique barrels. The best wines are sold as “Family Reserve”; they are not filtered and fined. The family business flagship is cuvée SKALE from Bordeaux varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with some St. Laurent, the most grown red variety in Czechia. The grapes for this prestigious wine are grown on Skale vineyard. 

The Variety


One of the most prestigious red varieties of Austria, Hungary, Moravia and Slovakia. There is typically medium tannins (with cinnamon taste), high acidity and taste of pepper and sour cherries.

The old red variety, which is an accidential crossing of Heunish, probably in the current location of Dalmacia, Austria or Hungary. The exact location is not known. Nowadays the variety is grown mostly in Central Europe. It is the second most planted red variety in Austria (after Zweigelt). In Hungary there is more than 8,000 ha with Frankovka (they call it Kéfrankos here), mostly in Kunság, Eger and Sopron. In Czechia it is the most planted red variety in Mikulov wine sub-region and Velke Pavlovice sub-region. The best wine demonstrates its potential after several years of ageing.