Zweigelt PUR, 2016

Zweigelt PUR, 2016
organicDemeterAT-BIO-402

Wine Description

The Zweigelt vine is a hybrid between St.Laurent and Blaufränkisch made by the Austrian institute for scientific research in Klosterneuburg in 1922. Today it is the most important red wine grape in Austria. The Zweigelt vine is relatively resistant against frost, dryness and infections. Typical for this variety is its fruity taste (cherry) and charming tannins. Depending on the way of cultivation it can be a light fruity red wine for hot summer days or a strong full-bodied red wine with a long finish. For Zweigelt PUR we harvested very ripen grapes from one or our best sites, the Langenloiser Seeberg. This is a southsided vineyard in about 320m above sealevel, on a very stony soil (mainly micaschist). PUR means that the wine was harvested by hand, fermented spontaneously (like all our wines) and left in small used oak barrels on the fine yeasts without sulphur for ripening. After about one and a half year the wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined with a minimum addition of Sulphur. The result is a full-bodied, fruity red wine with soft tannins and a long finish. It has potential for storage and we would recommend the wine to food like deer or a soft steak.

Wine Type
still wine | red | dry
Alcohol
12 %
Residual Sugar
2.19 g/l
Acid
5.3 g/l
Certificates
organic, Demeter, AT-BIO-402
Drinking Temperature
16 - 19 °C
Aging Potential
medium (6 years)

Vineyard

Origin
Austria, Kamptal, Langenlois
Quality grade
Österreichischer Qualitätswein
Site
Seeberg
Varietal
Blauer Zweigelt 100 %
Sea Level
245 - 305 m
Soil
mica schist | little | top soil
amphibolite | little | top soil

Harvest and Maturing

Harvest
handpicked
Fermentation
spontaneous
Malolactic Fermentation
yes
Maturing
large wooden barrel