Zweigelt

What to Expect

The wines tend to be a lovely deep ruby colour and the nose is almost physically chewable with lingering black fruits, combining with sweet tones of treacle and caramel and a hint of stewed prunes in the background. Absolutely gorgeous.

On tasting, it is a surprise to find that it is typically lighter in the body than the nose suggested. Flavours of black fruits, especially cherry, come through with hints of plum in the background. Some Zweigelt will give a lot of spice, especially cinnamon. The length of this wine can be astonishing.

Lineage

Zweigelt is named after its creator, Dr Zweigelt, who crossed St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch in 1922 at the research centre in Klosterneuburg. Whilst crossing two great grapes does not guarantee a greater, this comes pretty close. Both parents are used to making beautiful wine and the child is too.

It was originally named Rotburger and in places is still known by that synonym today. However that can be very confusing as there is another grape, totally unrelated, called Rotberger.

Knowing the parentage of Zweigelt, it is clear that it is the grandchild of both Gouais Blanc and Pinot, making it part of serious grape royalty. It is also a parent of Roesler, also created in Klosterneuburg, an up-and-coming red grape in Austria.

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  1. Rubin Carnuntum 2013, Netzl
    £19.60
  2. Rubin Carnuntum 2010, MARKOWITSCH
    £23.20
  3. Blauer Zweigelt Bisamberg 2014 Christ
    £19.10
  4. Rubin Carnuntum
    2013
    £19.60
    Rating:
    100.0000%
  5. Anna Christina
    2012
    £36.94
  6. Blauer Zweigelt Fels 2018 Waldschutz
    £18.34
  7. Zweigelt Classic
    Rating:
    100.0000%
  8. Zweigelt Eiswein
    Rating:
    100.0000%
  9. Edles Tal
    Rating:
    100.0000%
  10. Blauer Zweigelt Bisamberg
    2015
    £22.08
    2014
    £19.10
    Rating:
    100.0000%
  11. Zweigelt Haidacker
    2011
    £36.94
  12. Patronis
  13. Zweigelt Profundo Selektion Karlsberg
  14. Blauer Zweigelt Fels am Wagram
    2018
    £18.34
    2018
    £38.94
  15. Rubin Carnuntum
    2010
    £23.20
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