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.
|Wine growing region||LOWER AUSTRIA|
|Optimum drinking age||2023 - 2026|
|Drinking temperature||12 - 14 °C|
|Residual sugar||2.5 g/L TROCKEN / DRY|
|Must scale||16.3 BRIX|
|Bottle cap||SCREW CAP|
|Packaging||CASES OF 6 BOTTLES|
|5 LAYERS ON FULL EURO PALETTE|
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.
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.
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.
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