Zweigelt

Name of varietal: Zweigelt

Common synonyms: Rotburger, Blauer Zweigelt

Parentage of the grape: Blaufrankish, Sankt Laurent

History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in Klosterneuberg, Austria. It was originally called Rotburger after an area in its home town, but to put an end with confusion over Rotberger, another cross-grape, oenologist Lenz Moser changed its name to Zweigelt in 1975. It was cultivated to create a native Austrian red grape that would be full-bodied, easy to plant, adaptable to cooler local weather conditions and resistant to disease.  The result is a successful, full-flavored and well-structured grape that has become a national favorite that crossed over to other regions with favorable, cool-climate growing conditions.

Characteristics of the grape: medium to full-bodied, deep red, firm tannins, spicy, red plums, red cherry, black pepper, slightly acidic.

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  • Feiler Artinger Zweigelt 2008

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    I am not too sure about the soft tannins. I found the tannins to be quite stringent. Perhaps because I drank it 5 days after hand-carrying from Munich to Singapore on a flight. I was somewhat disappointed as it was touted as one of the better Austrian examples of this variety. Read More

    Wine review by mikegourlay


  • Markowitsch G Rose L 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by jeffmacintyre


  • Weingut Hofer Zweigelt Rosé 2010

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    I'll preface this by saying I was interested in trying a "decent" Rose as I've never had any previous care about them and ought to try it.Really bad. I'm hesitant to even call this wine, because it reminds me more of cheap malt liquor than of Chardonnay. The nose is that of a sweet, warm Keystone keg at a frat party. It tastes like a Watermelon ... Read More

    Wine review by ErikN


  • Biohof Pratsch Rosé Blend 2010

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    Lightly floral with red berry fruit and a lightly peachy undertone thats a little spicy and wild. Lots of trapped CO2 lends a bit of a prickle. Nice mouthfeel, almost weighty, with richly intense coppery orchard fruit flavors of apricot, peach and plum over some nice shimmering mineral notes. Theres a little bit of citron peel on the mid-palate ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zweigelt Rosé Nigl 2010

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    Light and refreshing full of strawberries and red fruits. perfect for summer :) Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Türk Blaur Zweigelt Im Grossen Berg 2009

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    For more information visit: http://www.ourniche.com/wine/T%C3%BCrk-Blaur-Zweigelt-Im-grossen-Berg/. Read More

    Wine review by Nicheimportco


  • Türk Blaur Zweigelt Im Grossen Berg 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by Nicheimportco


  • Türk Blaur Zweigelt Im Grossen Berg 2009

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    Wine review by Nicheimportco


  • Lenz Moser Zweigelt 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Nicheimportco


  • Biohof Pratsch Rosé Blend 2010

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    Zingy effervescence right away, super refreshing! Touch of sweetness and salty minerality. Read More

    Wine review by Hana Choi


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