Zweigelt 2010 - Library Wine
Experience the extraordinary flavours of our fine Zweigelt, a tribute to Austria's vibrant grape variety. Unlock its incredible aging potential, showcasing one of the finest expressions of Zweigelt. A must have for wine lovers, elevate your wine experience!
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.
Original Tasting Notes+
Rich 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 dark chocolate. A highly complex wine with great acidity, structure and velvety smooth tannins complete this powerhouse.
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.