Zweigelt


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 2019
Grape variety ZWEIGELT
Product of AUSTRIA
Wine growing region LOWER AUSTRIA
Quality level QUALITÄTSWEIN
Optimum drinking age 2020 - 2025
Drinking temperature 12 - 14 °C
Alcohol 13.0 vol%
Residual sugar 2.5 g/L TROCKEN / DRY
Acidity 5.1 g/L
Must scale 16.3 BRIX
Bottle cap SCREW CAP
Packaging CASES OF 6 BOTTLES
Layers 21 CASES/LAYER;
  5 LAYERS ON FULL EURO PALETTE

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

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



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