Zweigelt - Weingut Brietenfelder
Crystalline gems from the Weinviertel.
Harald Breitenfelder comes from a traditional wine-and-farm family as is customary in the Weinviertel. Together with his wife he has focused the business completely on first class wine production. It is the typical size for an Austrian family winery, at around 18 hectares
He is part of a new wave of innovative winemakers who have been changing the reputation of the region. His approach is modern and ambitious and produces elegant and precise wines - several Grüner Veltliner of outstanding quality, elegant first class whites and stylish fruity reds.
The wines are serial award winners and after tasting the wines it is easy to understand why. Harald is one of our core winemakers for Weinviertel and we are very pleased and proud to be able to bring these wines to the UK.
They also have some lovely guest rooms if you are ever visiting the Weinviertel
Some people hold to the idea that only the white wines are any good in Austria.
If you haven't tried Austrian reds, you are missing out, big time! - and Zweigelt is a good place to start.
Zweigelt is the most planted red grape in Austria, the classic red for Austria. It makes very smooth, fruity, aromatic reds, often with a surprising touch of spice, but can be made to every style from light thirst quenchers to surprisingly big monsters.
Zweigelt is not only made into dry wine. It makes some wonderful strohwein and even Eiswein. As a result there is a growing amount in Canada where they make a superb icewine.
Our Zweigelts come from all over Austria to show a variety of styles and terroirs, but our reference is the fabulous Zweigelts made by Franz Netzl (and now daughter Christine) in Carnuntum. Other very popular Zweigelts would be the lovely smooth budget Altenriedererfrom Traisental and the Bisamberg by Rainer Christ in Vienna
Pick yours, or scroll down to learn more.
Blauer Zweigelt Weingut BreitenfelderOne of our coolest Zweigelt
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