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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  • Arrowleaf Cellars Zweigelt Okanagan Valley Vqa 2010


    The enticing burgundian colour of this wine is followed by a nose reminiscent of PN but with (decidedly) more cranberry and salmonberry than strawberry and cherry. There are more of the same qualities on entry with good balance and depth if lacking in sophistication and finesse (but these latter characteristics are not the forte of this variety)... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Hi everyone....I just finished uploading all our wines (and we have lots!) from Abbazia di Novacella.  Have you heard of these amazing wines??? and it is full of rich history too - a monastery in Alto Adige, Italy dating back to 1142 (yes, that's 870 years of history!).I am trying to get a feeling of how Snooth works....has anyone tasted the win... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! -- Abbazia di...

  • Wolfsjäger Qualitätswein L Zweigelt Blaufränkisch Weingut Juris Axel Stiegelmar Gols 2010


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    Wine review by Craig Bilodeau

  • Meandar Castellum Erdut Vineyards 2008


    This noble ruby colored wine originates blending pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and Zweigelt.The harmony of the ingredients was achieved during maturation in oak barrels in the cellars under the centennial castellum family Adamovich - Cseh. Read More

    Wine review by Marin Danicic

  • Pinolim Holl Aoc Mauren Harry Zech Weinbau 2010


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 lbs bottom round beef or stew ... ... ... pairing- Sepp Moser Zweigelt 2010, An unoaked fruit forward red. Perfect to contrast to the spice in this dish Happy wine pairing. Cheers, Wendy  If you want to get really fancy you can serve it topped with a sunny side up egg like the Goulash museum in Vienna but it... Read More

    From the article Wendy Crispell Austrian Goulash

  •   Grüner, in Portland oregon, is a delightful-looking restaurant ... a delicious, easy-drinking Zweigelt from Weingut Presinger. The Recipe: Beet & Ricotta Dumplings 3 C whole milk ricotta, drained overnight in colander or sieve lined with cheesecloth 1 C parmesan 1.5 C cooked pureed beets, drained overnight in a colander lined with cheesecloth... Read More

    From the article Gruner's Beet and Ricotta Dumplings

  • I haven't introduced myself, so here goes. My name is Jakob Pippin and I am new Wine Mentor on Snooth, many thanks to Constance and Clare for the opportunity. I am a born and raised Oregonian now calling New York City home. My love of wine began while living in Germany and Austria during my junior year of college while studying abroad in 2008. I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello from NYC

  • Bio-Weingut H. U. M. Hofer-Zweigelt V. Kleinen Eichenfass. Bio-Weingut H. U. M. Hofer Osterreich Niederosterreich Weinviertel Dac Zweigelt Bio-Weingut H. U. M. Hofer Grosse 2008


    Looking at my sparse wine rack for a red to go with our steak tonight. This has been there awhile ~ honestly because I've never had one so I don't know what to expect. And, the top on the bottle is neither cork nor screw cap. I don't know what it's called, but it's more like a beer bottle cap. I never judge a wine by it's top anyway, so this... Read More

    Wine review by zinful71

  • Rosés come around just once a year. This is lamentable or not, depending ... and choose from.A mineral Zweigelt perhaps, or a rich petit Sirah? How about a meaty Syrah or structured Rhone blend, or a funky Malbec? Still not biting? Then how about that Prieto Picudo? Yes, there really is something for just about everyone here. Dive right in and ... Read More

    From the article The Great Rose Round-Up

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