Dark clear cherry red; charming bouquet of black cherries, berries, plums, and spicy aromas reminding of the woods of the Kamptal. A fresh and elegant type of this variety, balanced and well-structured, sappy and quite soft, minerals and spice at the finish – a delectable refreshing red wine throughout the year.
Only a few people might know that the family of Dr. Zweigelt, who managed to interbreed the variety out of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (a native grape linked to Pinot noir) in 1922, had vineyards and their cellar in Langenlois. Willi Bründlmayer bought the Zweigelt Cellar from Herwig Zweigelt together with a part of his vineyards. Traditionally we make a classic varietal wine from Zweigelt/Rotburger and only recently are exploring the potential as a reserve quality of this truly “all Austrian varietal”.
The healthy, early maturing grapes are selectively harvested by hand and stay about 2 weeks on the skin before pressing. The must is fermented in stainless-steel tank and matured for about 12 – 24 months in large (2400l) Austrian Oak casks.
Food pairing recommendation
Antipasti, fresh cheeses, smoked trout, barbecues in summer, all types of pasta, roasted veal and pork, young venison, lamb, warm vegetables and cheese dishes etc.