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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  • Weingut Hubert Sandhofer Zweigelt Frizzando "De Fuego" 2007

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    If you like light and refreshing this is your aperitif Read More

    Wine review by dellies


  • With people starting to make plans for summer vacation, yours truly included, I ... that goes from Aligote to Zweigelt, it’s a great place to recalibrate your palate after a day of tasting Pinot. Pair a glass with wild boar ribs in a peach barbeque sauce and you’ll be on your way to a great evening out in Portland. A great follow-up might be a ... Read More

    From the article Travel Guide for Portland


  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006

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    I found this wine to have a spicy, red fruit character, typical of Zweigelt. Although this is a lighter style than some other Zweigelts I have tasted, I found it to be pleasurable to drink on its own. Although for a couple years of aging and the wine will develop a much more complex character. Read More

    Wine review by Constance Chamberlain


  • I am hoping someone with some pairing knowledge can help me. for Valentines day, I am making a nice, intimate dinner... I have pairings for the appetizer and dessert... but I am looking for a main dish pairing..I am basically making a bone-in pork chop, which I dredge in semolina flour (vs regular, cause I like the slight crust) and totally dr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What to pair with Herbes de...


  • Zweigelt 2007

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    Arrowleaf Zweigelt 2007: Fruit-forward with intense cherry-cranberry-raspberry nose. Medium body with a fairly long acidic and earthy finish. I have found my "house wine." Read More

    Wine review by hsyee


  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by zweig


  • Winkler-Hermaden Zweigelt Olivin Schloss Kapfenstein 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by CptSpock


  • Winkler-Hermaden Blauer Zweigelt Olivin 2005

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    Wine review by CptSpock


  • Andau Burgenland 2007

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    Wine review by CptSpock


  • Neckenmarkt Burgenland Classic Zweigelt 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Haendler


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