Blauer Zweigelt Terrassen Price € 13.90
Blauer Zweigelt, also known as Rotburger, is a typical Austrian grape variety and a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. Zweigelt is mostly vinified to fresh, fruity and appealing red wines in Austria. Only 6% of Domäne Wachau’s total production is red wine (mainly Zweigelt, some Pinot Noir and St. Laurent).
Sensory features: Medium ruby red with intense purple highlights. Offering intense fruit notes of wild strawberries, blackcurrant, sour cherry, forest soil, hints of cloves and black pepper. Medium-bodied and elegant on the palate. The present, yet balanced acidity and the soft tannins make this Zweigelt an enjoyable and pleasant red wine.
Grape variety: Grapes for Blauer Zweigelt Terrassen were carefully hand-picked from different small vineyards throughout the Wachau valley. A major part of the grapes originates from the villages of Weissenkirchen, Wösendorf, Joching, Rossatz-Arnsdorf and Mautern. The Zweigelt vines grow mainly on terraced vineyards, partly loess terraces with heavier sandy soils, partly on steep walled terraces with primary rock.
Zweigelt can be indicated as being relatively uncomplicated in cultivation but requires due to great fertility a rigid quality control as yields can become too high. The unique growing conditions on the terraces restrict the yields appropriately without any human intervention. The grapes for this Zweigelt were harvested at the beginning of October with an average yield of 4.800 kg/ha and were afterwards destemmed, crushed and fermented by applying classical mash fermentation with 15% juice extraction for several days. The wine had its malolactic fermentation and maturation in big wooden casks for achieving balance and rounding off the tannins.
Best served: Serve at 17°C. This wine perfectly accompanies a wide variety of dishes such as pasta or pizza and veal- or beef dishes. Drink now or store for maturation up to 3-5 years.
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle size: 375ml & 750ml