Zweigelt is Austria’s most widely-cultivated red varietal, and is also widespread in the tiny red wine island of Schrattenthal. Propagated from the Blaufraenkisch and St. Laurent types, and like the Gruener Veltliner an Austrian speciality, this classic Wine Quarter red wine is perfectly at home in our sandy loess soil.
- Precise fruit concentration of ripe sour cherries and dark chocolate, richly charming and elegant, refined spice and tannin structure, full-bodied and mellow, long drawn-out, increasingly complex finish with thoroughly delightful gentle, elegant roasting aroma
- Can be recommended as the ideal accompaniment for a wide variety of dishes ranging from dry-cured ham and beef tongue to wild duck or veal.
Falstaff wine guide: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 90
100 % Zweigelt
Austrian quality wine
Hand-picked early October, rebel and squeeze
20,5° KMW, 18 days closed mash fermentation
(2 x daily round pumps)
50% maturation in used barrique barrels (3rd – 5th filling) and 50% in clay amphorae, screw cap
Alcohol: 13.5 % vol.
Acidity: 5.2 g/l
Residual sugar: 1.1 g/l