Available only to customers in New Zealand
We picked our 2010 Zweigelt on the 10th of April at a very low yield of less than 1kg per vine. This is Austria’s most widely planted red grape variety created in 1922 by Dr Zweigelt from a crossing of the grape varieties St. Laurent and Blaufraenkisch.
The Zweigelt spent 15 days on the skins progressing to a wild yeast fermentation before being pressed and transferred into French Barriques for a malolactic fermentation.
A powerhouse of an Austrian red! Rich and dark violet in colour with flavours of ripe berries, black pepper, spices and some earthy undertones. Aromas reminiscent of a basket of ripe stone fruits, damsons, elderberries and bitter dark chocolate. A highly complex wine with great acidity, structure and velvety smooth tannins.