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The soft, south facing hill influenced by the pannonian lowland, leads to a constant and very high ripeness of the grapes. The nutritious loess soils and cooler nights due to the nearby River Danube preserve the typical fresh fruit of the Zweigelt. This location strikes a superb balance between freshness and fruity and, ripeness and structure – Netzl's best Zweigelt.
The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September with a good balance of ripeness and fruit. Afterwards, every single berry was again hand selected in the cellar. Fermentation is in controlled stainless steel tanks at a maximum of 30°C and after being gently pressed the fresh wine is kept on the mash for another 3 weeks. The malolactic fermentation and 18 month ageing were completed in new French barrels.
Garnet with violet reflexes, lots of juice and dark fruit in the nose, some nougat and roasty aromas.There is juicy cherry on the palate, good and very long lasting structure with ripe tannins at the back. Pair with dark meat in a spicy sauce or ripe cheese with nuts.
Ben says (August 2016): I can't argue with the notes above but I can say that this is an exquisite wine. The texture in the mouth is lovely with some real weight driving the flavours. This is a treat to be cherished and savoured as long as possible.
Ben says (May 2018): Still fantastic!
|Winemaker||Franz / Christine Netzl|
|AOC / DAC||Carnuntum|
|Last Tasted||5 May 2018|
|Keeps at least until||2025|
|Aged In||Barrel (new), Barrel (old)|
|Key Features||Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan|
|Available from||Online Exclusive|
|Bought In (year)||2015|