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.
Produced and Bottled by Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter
Rated 85 points by Wine Enthusiast