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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  • Juris Zweigelt 2010

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    Soft and slightly funky on the nose with notes of something vaguely recalling boiled pig skin lying under beautiful candied medicinal and violet tones. Theres some dried mushroom here as well, a nice base of juniper-laced blackberries. Broad and soft on entry, this is really open for business texturally with finely polished fruit tannins and jui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Kirchmayr Zweigelt Juventus 2011

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    Spicy and woodsy on the nose with deep purple floral scents, lots of crushed wild blackberry and spicy blueberry fruit and a touch of something meaty and vaguely Syrah-like. Snappy on entry, with the softness and sweetness of ripeness but nicely spiky acidity keeping the palate fresh and lively. The backend reveals something a bit more chocolate... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zantho Zweigelt 2010

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    Hints of cocoa, dried herbs and dried meat great the nose followed by some talcy mineral spice and jammy wild raspberry fruit. This is wide in the mouth, and feels a touch soft even though it has fine acidity. There are some tannins but this does seem to be awfully easy going. The palate recalls the nose, with faint impressions of cocoa and lico... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hillinger Zweigelt 2009

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    Erding im Geschmack, die Nase mit einem Hauch von Käse. Leichte, spitze Würze auf der Zunge. Dunkle ins Violett gehende Farbe. Read More

    Wine review by Tierroboter


  • Artner Zweigelt Rose

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    No written review

    Wine review by NewWorldMerchant


  • Weingut Ewald Gruber Frizzante Rose

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    No written review

    Wine review by annecara


  • Türk Blaur Zweigelt Im Grossen Berg 2009

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    deeply colored red hue, upfront black berries and dark cherries, violets and tar, extremely structured, bold, covers the palate for several minutes, lingering. Read More

    Wine review by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider


  • Artisan Wines Pure Rosé Frizzante 2012

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    Happily sparkling, notes of strawberries, dark ripe elder, black berries and a hint of coconuts, rhubarb sorbet, fruity and light, flowery, hints of violets, lavender and lilac, a raspberry-strawberry-mix on the palate with rose hips in the finish. Read More

    Wine review by 81732Franz Schneider 81732 Franz Schneider


  • Zantho Zweigelt 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by dlellis


  • Nittnaus Zweigelt Blauer 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


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