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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  • Ecker Zweigelt 2012


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    Wine review by jeffmacintyre

  • It's friendly to a lot of wine, including sweet wines. It's not a light ... Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon, Zweigelt, St. Laurent, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Amarone, Zinfandel, and various whites and sweets. For me, one of the great pairings is a Zin - just seems to work really well.But he's right about putting a little water in your pan. If you don... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Goose? Have you done it?

  • Hi everyone!Just a question here.. has anyone eaten goose, cooked at home, for a dinner?   I surely haven't.  But I want to know if  am missing something.  What does it taste like?  Tips for cooking?  Thinking of including one along side my beef roast at Christmas. Read More

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  • Meinklang Burgenlandrot 2010


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    Wine review by jstepp4036

  • Schloss Gobelsburg Rose Gobelsburger 2012


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    Wine review by wurdgirl

  • Schloss Gobelsburg Rosé Blend Gobelsburger Cistercien 2011


    Drank 7/26/13 at McCrady's on the tasting menu. Served with a clam and roasted tomato dish that had a thyme/tomato broth Read More

    Wine review by alicecpn

  • Feiler Artinger Zweigelt 2007


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    Wine review by mark

  • Zweigelt Beerenauslese. Kracher 2008


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    Wine review by Merindadk

  • Schloss Gobelsburg Gobelsburger Cistercien Rose 2012


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    Wine review by alexworsnip

  • Two weeks ago, I wrote a brief email talking about Vermentino as one of this ... ... I’m thinking that Zweigelt should be given more attention, though my go to wine remains Petite Sirah. And I am really looking forward to trying more Fiano di Avellino this summer with grilled fish. Ah, this industry—rants and all, I love this industry.   Read More

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