Only a few people might know that the family of Dr. Zweigelt, who managed to interbreed the variety out of Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (a native grape linked to Pinot noir) in 1922, had vineyards and their cellar in Langenlois. Willi Bründlmayer bought the Zweigelt Cellar from Herwig Zweigelt together with a part of his vineyards. Traditionally we make a classic varietal wine from Zweigelt/Rotburger and only recently are exploring the potential as a reserve quality of this truly “all Austrian varietal”.
The healthy, early maturing grapes are selectively harvested by hand and stay about 2 weeks on the skin before pressing. The must is fermented in stainless- steel tank and matured for about 12 to 24 months in large (2.400 liter) Austrian Oak casks.
Altitude: 260 – 380 m
Elevage: Stainless Steelbig wooden casks
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Acid: 5.5 g / l
Residual sugar: dry
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“Bründlmayer’s 2015 Zweigelt is a stunningly Burgundian-styled red with cherry and berry aromas on the nose. Medium-bodied, it reveals remarkable intensity, freshness and firm tannin structure with a stimulating finish. This is indeed a lot of character for Zweigelt.” 90pts – Stephan Reinhardt for The Wine Advocate