Zweigelt Langenlois 2019
In 1922 the Austrian vine-cultivator Friedrich Zweigelt created the variety by a crossing two idigenous varieties: Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. We are fortunate that some of the oldest Zweigelt vines are still growing in Langenlois, where the variety was already successfully cultivated early on. 45-year-old vines are the foundation of our Zweigelt Reserve. They grow in the northwest of the Kittmannsberg site, on a very gravely Löss soil.
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Selective harvest by hand in mid October. Destemmed. Fermented on the skin in small open fermenters for 2 weeks. Slowly and gently pressed off. Final fermentation in small oak barrels. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Matured on the lees in barrel for 16 months. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in April 2021.
Beautiful cherry fruit, plums, some pomegranate, also black cumin and fennel seeds; smooth and juicy on the palate, rich in extract, cherries, fine wood spice, delicate tannins, red berries in the core, long finish.
13,5 % vol.
13 years +
slightly chilled, approx. 18°C