The fruity, spicy and savoury one …

Zweigelt is Austria`s most widely planted red variety. It is charcterized by its distinctive fruit and lower alcohol contents; it is similar to the Grenache and also rarely matured in oak barrels.

Decant your Zweigelt for about an hour - it will gain in depthness and fruitness  exhibiting notes of black cherry and raspberry.

Vintage 2022
Grape variety ZWEIGELT
Product of AUSTRIA
Wine growing region LOWER AUSTRIA
Optimum drinking age 2023 - 2026
Drinking temperature 12 - 14 °C
Alcohol 13.5 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5 g/L TROCKEN / DRY
Acidity 5.1 g/L
Must scale 16.3 BRIX
Bottle cap SCREW CAP
Layers 21 CASES/LAYER;

Food pairing

With its moderate acidity and soft tannins the Zweigelt pairs perfectly with Austria's traditional spaetzle and schnitzel dishes. Its thirst-quenching quality makes it the ideal companion to beef stew or barbecue-grilled chicken. 

Characteristics & typicity

The Zweigelt sprouts early and reaches its best maturity after a medium-long ripening period. Under ideal weather conditions it tends to produce relatively high yields. Intensive foliage work and quantity control are important to ensure the highest quality. There is a danger of downy mildew, shrivelled berries and grape wilt. When matured in its pure variety, Zweigelt produces a colourful, full-fruity, charming and harmonious wine, which we let mature for a short time in large wooden barrels. 

Origin & current distribution

The Zweigelt, a cross between St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, is a new Austrian breed from 1922 by Professor Friedrich Zweigelt (scientist). In Austria the Zweigelt is grown on 6500 hectares of vineyards. 

Latest Awards

2021 London Wine Competition: Vintage 2020 - Silber

2020 London Wine Competition: Vintage 2019 - Gold

2019 Decanter World Wine Awards: Vintage 2017 - Bronze

2018 falstaff Rotweinguide (AT): Vintage 2017 – 89 Points

2017 South Moravian Exhibition (CZ): Vintage 2015 – Gold

2016 Prague Wine Trophy (CZ): Vintage 2015 – Prague Premium Gold

Factsheet Zweigelt
Zweigelt 2022 factsheet Authill.pdf
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