Zweigelt "Blauer," Nittnaus
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Organic

Zweigelt "Blauer," Nittnaus - 2017

Item # 41815 750mL
$15.96/ Single Bottle
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$191.52 $172.37/ Case of 12
Color
Red
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

The Nittnaus family has been in the town of Gols, in the Neusiedler See wine region in Burgenland since 1684. A fresh and vibrant Zweigelt. The vineyard is not treated with synthetic herbicides or pesticides and the wines are fermented with native yeast and bottled unfiltered.


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Staff Pick Notes

A fruit-forward organic wine from Zweigelt. You pour it in the glass and you can see the beautiful ruby red color. You can taste red cherry, red apple and plum. Medium-bodied, not too strong in alcohol but, at the same time earthy, spicy and concentrated with smooth tannins. I believe it is a great wine, full of flavor and great to drink in the summer with tomato sauce based pastas or pizzas. The wine is certified biodynamic. It's hand harvested and it's going through natural fermentation and the vines are almost 40 years old! I believe it is an excellent every day wine to keep at home all the time!

- AFR

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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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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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