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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  • Trying to decide what bottle of wine to bring for Thanksgiving this year, could use a few suggestions. Pretty much the normal Thanksgiving dishes i.e. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, the usual. I'm thinking a Zinfandel would be the way to go, open to all comments.Thanks! Read More

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  • Weingut R & a Pfaffl Zweigelt Blauer Zweigelt 2007

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    Event 2007 rood pfaffl Read More

    Wine review by Gnoef


  • Weingut Hajszan Red Blend Zweigelt/Blaufrankisch 2007

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    Winemaker's notes: Aromas of sour cherry and black berry mingle effectivelywith a hint of tobacco. Even fairly new in thebottle this wine will pamper your taste buds with anelegant body, well balanced acidity and beautifullyembodied tannnins. It is lovely now but will developwith cellaring. Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • Schwarz Zweigelt 'W' Red Table Wine 2004

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    Good, but not what I was expecting in a Zweigelt. Zweigelts are known for being light to medium bodied with a soft mouth feel and dark fruit aromas. W was light bodied with a full, luscious mouthfeel that really opened up 15 minutes after being poured. However, it was heavily oaked like a Napa red, so much so that the oak drowned out most of t... Read More

    Wine review by Heathen83


  • Heinrich Zweigelt 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by dtataris


  • Winzerkeller Neckenmarkt Zweigelt Terra Cognita 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by wko


  • Hugl Zweigelt 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by edwardaggie98


  • Zweigelt Gobelsburger Gobelsburg 2008

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    Works well with food. Not very fruity. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • My wife and I are hosting a German dinner in about a month.  She has the easy part, coming up with the menu and delivering on her fine cooking.  Wienerschnitzel and Spatzle are the main course, with probable sides of grean beans and such.  My part is to come up with matching beverages.  The beer is easy.  I'll find something good in a small keg ... Read More

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  • Umathum Zweigelt 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by joinerz


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