Juris Zweigelt 2010
Zweigelt was developed in the early 1920's by Fritz Zweigelt. The grape is essentially the crossing of St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch. As such you get the spice, structure and dark blue fruit from the Blaufränkisch and the nimble Pinot Noir-like elegance of St. Laurent. Given the acidity, light weight, and smokey aromatics, pair this wine with earthy dishes, hard cheeses, roast duck and other dark poultry, mushrooms, and anything covered in spice and herbs with a hint of fruit to be coaxed out. The fine grained tannins also make it a great glass on its own.
Editorial Reviews for Juris Zweigelt
Soft and slightly funky on the nose with notes of something vaguely recalling boiled pig skin lying under beautiful candied medicinal and violet tones. There’s 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 juicy acidity in fine balance with the earth, red berry, plum and cherry fruit. Neither terribly complex nor deep, this is almost luxurious and shows surprising persistence and density on the long finish. 88pts