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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  • Domane Wachau-Domane Wachau Neuburger Terrassen Spitz . Domane Wachau Domäne Wachau Grosse 2009

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    Dry, with a hint of peach. Clean on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Treehouse


  • Wine is becoming more about what YOU like and a whole lot less about what ... ... months. Try a spicy, floral Zweigelt or earthier Blaufrankish and see if these wines work for you! Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner 2007 Light and refreshing with zesty apple and lime fruit that is perfect for simple grilled shrimp or fried white fish. Zantho Zweige... Read More

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  • Zantho Zweigelt 2006

    Snoothrank:

    This packs in a ton of crisp red fruit on a lean lithe frame that makes it perfect for summer picnics. The flavors tend to the cranberry and wild cherry end of the spectrum with mouthwatering acidity, just a whisper of tannin and hints of pepper and dried flowers. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Austrian inspired Dinner with the Wines of ViennaJune 3rdWinemakers ... Beef, ... Beef, Caramelized Cipollini,Zweigelt Shallots and Rosmary Scented Beef JusWeingut Zahel Antares 2006White Chocolate Passionfruit Tartlette, fresh Strawberries Weingut Esterhazy - Trockenbeeren AusleseCost $ 130,-- per person including wines132 West 58th StreetNe... Read More

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  • June 3rd, 2009Winemakers Present:Rainer Christ (Weingut Christ)Stefan Hajszan ... Beef, Caramelized Cipollini,Zweigelt Shallots and Rosmary Scented Beef JusWeingut Zahel Antares 2006White Chocolate Passionfruit Tartlette, fresh Strawberries Weingut Esterhazy - Trockenbeeren AusleseCost $ 130,-- per person including wines132 West 58th StreetNe... Read More

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  • Gamay Noir Zweigelt 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Bought it for $7/750 ml bottle on sale directly at the winery retail store in Kingsville, Ontario. Canada (May 13, 2009) as it is close to where I live. Not bad at all. For the price it is quite decent. It is the type of wine that I may be able to pass off to friends after we drink 2-3 bottles of Napa Valley's finest Cabernet. The Baco element s... Read More

    Wine review by daler


  • Anton Bauer Red Blend Wagram Cuvee 2006

    Snoothrank:

    A blend of zweigelt, blaufränkisch, cabernet, and merlot, this wine boldly declares its ambition... but I feel fails to measure up to a single varietal bottle of most zweigelt or blaufränkisch from the area. Read More

    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Christ Zweigelt Bisamberg 2006

    Snoothrank:

    one of the best zweigelt I ever had Read More

    Wine review by hacklmusic


  • Zahel Antares 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Very nice. Pure, clean and a great food wine. Good tannins give the wine structure, and overall it displays excellent balance. Well aged, with cherry flavors dominating. Long, smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • New York, April 2009 - The Austrian Wines darcy and huber selections presented ... ... Zierfandler, Blauer Zweigelt, Gelber Muskateller, Neuburger Read More

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