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Zweigelt (Austria)

Zweigelt is the most widely grown red grape variety in Austria.

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Violets
Violets

Herbs
Herbs
Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper
Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Dark berry flavors are typical for Zweigelt, with hints of Herbs and Spices.

Profile

Zweigelt is a nice combination of sweet and sour (fruit and acidity):

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
14-16°C (57-61°F)

Food Pairing


Pasta
Pasta
Mushroom
Mushroom
Risotto
Risotto
Sausages
Sausages

Pizza
Pizza
Sandwich
Sandwich
Hamburger
Hamburger
Chicken
Chicken

Duck
Duck
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal
Chili
Chili

Zweigelt pairs best with light (white) meat and acidic sauces.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Austrian. Hungarian. Asian.
Wiener Schnitzel with Lemon. Hungarian Goulash.
Asian Chicken. Rich Fish Dishes.
Stews. Beef Burgundy.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Goat Cheese.
Monte Veronese. Gouda.

Austria Specialities:
Wiener Schnitzel.

If You Like Zweigelt

You Will Also Like:

Bardolino (Italy)
Beaujolais (France)
Blauburgunder (Austria)
Blaufränkisch (Austria)
Cinsault (France)
Etna Rosso (Italy)
Gamay (France)
Lambrusco (Italy)
Pinot Nero (Italy)
St.Laurent (Austria)
Trollinger (Germany)
Valpolicella (Italy)
Vernatch (Austria)
Zweigelt (Austria)

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About

Zweigelt was developed in 1922, at the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, Austria (by Fritz Zweigelt).

Zweigelt is a crossing between St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch.

It is genetically related to Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch and St.Laurent.

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