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Staff Pick

Rosé vom Zweigelt, Jurtschitsch - 2018

Item # 36608 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

100% Zweigelt grown on loess soil. Husband and wife winemakers, Alwin Jurtschitsch and Stefanie Hasselbach, coax delicate notes of cherries and forest berries by hand-harvesting, fermenting cool in stainless steel and aging on the lees.


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Staff Pick Notes

I like me some Austrian Rosé and you should too. Here are is a good place to start and I would suggest starting with this one today. Zweigelt is the primary red grape of Austria and here it makes a delicious, bright beautiful wine. Zippy and zesty acidity gives this wine a solid backbone with notes of green strawberries and earthy melon rinds to tantalize your palete and just create an overall sense of well being.

- JGM

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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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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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