Zweigelt 2010 Jeroboam
Our Jeroboams are presented beautifully in our exclusive wooden boxes (domestic customers only). Perfect for those larger gatherings to share with friends and family! Ideal for weddings and other special occasions.
Zweigelt, one of the most exciting Austrian varieties combines the best qualities of its parents St Laurent x Blaufrankisch. Think of the spice character of Syrah and the floral notes of Malbec. Stunning complexity, wonderful vivid acidity - a flavour powerhouse with elegant structure and a lingering finish. Built to last…
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 Blaufrankisch.
Hans' Winemaking Comments+
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. This seductive "Austrian" has been aged on its fine lees for 13 months. No fining, no filtration.
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.
Technical Data +
|Soil||Shallow (<45 cm). Excessively drained. Developed from stony alluvium. Mixed even within the rows (sandy, gravelly and patchy clay-sand layers).|
|Planting Density||5,500 vines/ya|
|Residual Sugar||<1 g/l|
|Ageing Potential||15+ years|
Food Matching Suggestions+
Great wines for flavourful food or charcuterie. An excellent match to pork belly! The vibrant acidity cutting perfectly through even richer foods.