Blauer Zweigelt Alte Reben 2003Current Wines | Wines from 2003
The Zweigelt is the star among the Austrian red wine varieties. The reason for this is the great versatility of this notable variety. Under skillful treatment the Zweigelt can yield fruity and velvety as well as heavy and full red wines with a sturdy tannin structure. Good Zweigelt wines can easily be compared to renowned international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet the character of a Zweigelt always remains likable, easy drinkable and charming to the palate. The stronger of our Zweigelt variants is named Blauer Zweigelt. It is mainly developed in classical Austrian style in big oak barrels, dark coloured, strong and therefore a wine for hearty food or for romantic hours.
Our Blauer Zweigelt 2003 has the typical dark red colour with violet refelctions on the edge. Its intense flavour impresses with strong tones of cherry and dark fruit. The tannin structure ist pronounced but pleasantly mild.
This wine suits perfeclty to game and other hearty meat dishes.
Reaches its optimum 2-3 years after the harvest. Can be kept at least for 6-8 years.
- Drinking Temperature:
- 18° C
- Alcohol Content:
- 14.5 %vol
- Sugar Content:
- 1.4 g/L
- 4.7 g/L
- High resolution bottle photo
AWC - Austrian Wine Challenge
Silver Medal - 86.9 points.
Falstaff Red Wine Guide 2004/2005