Zweigelt Reserve 2017
A vine-cultivator from Langenlois, Friedrich Zweigelt, created the variety 1922 by a crossing of two idigenous varieties: Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. We are fortunate that some of the oldest Zweigelt vines are now growing in Langenlois. Some of them in our posession. Almost 60-year-old vines form the basis of our Reserve. They roots go deep into the loamy loess soils in the west of Langenlois.
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Selective harvest by hand in early October. Destemmed. Without sulphurisation of the must. Fermented on the skins for 2 weeks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured in Barrique on the lees for several months. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2019.
Beautiful cherry fruit, pomegranate, some rose hip; smooth but juicy, pleasant fruit, some barrel-spice, the typical Kamptal-freshness in the background, a dense core of dark fruits.
13,5 % vol.
10 years +