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Forstreiter ‘ZVY-GELT’ Zweigelt 2011


Lively, friendly, super versatile at the table, this is a great value and a fun grape to get to know.

Winery: ZVY-GELT is the brainchild of Monika Caha & Toni Silver of Monika Caha Selections, along with winemaker Meinhard Forstreiter of Weingut Forstreiter. The Forstreiter family has been making wine since 1868; their vineyards are located along the right bank of the Danube River, across from the Wachau. Along with a fun, contemporary label, the phonetic spelling of Zweigelt gives everyone a helping hand when it comes to pronouncing this easy drinking Austrian varietal.

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards 10-50 years old, and then aged in stainless steel [50%] and in old oak [50%].

Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with welcoming aromas of spicy black pepper, toasted oak, sweet vanilla and cherry. Blackberry and raspberry flavours were underscored by tart cherry and a food friendly acidity. Black pepper, black cherry along with sweet and spicy oak elements comprised the lengthy finish.
Enjoy slightly chilled.

100% Zweigelt
Produced and Bottled by Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter
13% Alcohol
Rated 85 points by Wine Enthusiast

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