Zweigelt, Erdenlied
Staff Pick

Zweigelt, Erdenlied - 2018

Item # 25594 1L
$12.96/ Single Bottle
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$155.52 $139.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This partygoer's red has approachable blackberries and gravelly minerals. Suede-textured tannins do not dominate the vibrant fruit and acidity. The liter-sized bottle is just right for larger gatherings, especially over small plates of cheese and light meats.


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Staff Pick Notes

Our entire Erdenlied lineup is fantastic (including the riesling, Gruner and rose), but the standout is the Zweigelt. Austria has become my "go-to" for easier drinking reds that don't sacrifice flavor or complexity in exchange for a lighter body. In fact, I've made it my house red. Ready to pop open a the drop of a hat. Tart Cherries, cranberries, black pepper, velvet tannins and a mineral backbone will charm the pants off a seasoned Pinot Noir drinker Say it with me : ZWEYE-GELT. It reads as it is spelled. Easy to say and easier to drink.

- EG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Zweigelt

Zweigelt, modestly named by Fritz Zweigelt of the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, Austria in 1922, is a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St.-Laurent. It has risen to fame in its homeland and beyond, and now is the single most widely grown red grape variety in Austria. Offering some of the best attributes of both its parents, Zweigelt is very resistant to frost (an...

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Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.

Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is...

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