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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  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Not a whole lot happening in my mouth on this wine. The nose is nice but in the mouth this falls flat. The only things that I got were a little spice and a musty flavor. This bottle may have been bad. Read More

    Wine review by rar8888


  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006

    Snoothrank:

    A nice wine, soft nose with moist pine duff aromas; fresh fruit flavors with a little bite in the aftertaste. I'd try serving this with something unorthodox: Mexican fajitas or black bean soup laced with cummin and garnished with sour cream and fresh cilantro. Read More

    Wine review by AdamJefferson


  • Zweigelt Reserve Qualitätswein Trocken 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by AnnikaS


  • Weingut Berger Leginthov Zweigelt Classic 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Some weeks ago I tasted the Zweigelt from Weingut Berger Leginthov. I was surprised - the Zweigelt was excellent. The colour was dark red and it tasted very fruity. I believe it smelled like fresh berries. I am sure I have to buy more of this interesting wine for my family. Read More

    Wine review by AnnikaS


  • Weingut Wachter-Wiesler Zweigelt Rouge 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Best kekfrankos, if i have drunk last 10 month from hungarian wine land Read More

    Wine review by weintime


  • Zweigelt Dürnberg Falkensteiner Rieden NV

    Snoothrank:

    Modestly sour, with some sweetness, and a bit of smoke and vegetal flavors, plus a dash of iron. Medium bodied and fairly mild. Enjoyable and well worth the $9 I spent for a liter. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Zweigelt Dürnberg Falkensteiner Rieden NV

    Snoothrank:

    Modestly sour, with some sweetness, and a bit of smoke and vegetal flavors, plus a dash of iron. Medium bodied and fairly mild. Enjoyable and well worth the $9 I spent for a liter. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Had recently this extraordinary wine at a festival in Halbturn/Austria. Best ... Best example for age-worthy Zweigelt wines from Austria.Fra Read More

    Forum post in the topic Kaiserberg 2000 Weingut Josef... by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider


  • Kaiserberg Weingut Josef Unger 2000

    Snoothrank:

    blackcurrent and loads of spices on the nose, very ripe tannins due to excellent vintage 2000, refined, multilayered, needed nearly 5 hours with air to develop full flavor profile, endlessly lingering. Perfect wine. Read More

    Wine review by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider


  • Weingut Steininger Zweigelt Langenlois Sekt 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by aliceh


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