St. Laurent - Zweigelt "Tradition," Dürnberg
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St. Laurent - Zweigelt "Tradition," Dürnberg - 2018

Item # 44355 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Dürnberg winery is located in the picturesque village of Falkenstein in lower Austria. In the hills of the northern Alps, you'll find a prevalence of limestone soil which Saint Laurent and Zweigelt thrive upon. You will find mineral, dark fruits and freshness on the palate. Aged in 500 liter oak barrels for 15 months before bottling. A rich red wine that works well with a rich meat ragu.


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Staff Pick Notes

This great value wine is a Saint Laurent and Zweigelt blend. Saint Laurent was named after Saint Lawrence day, August 10th, the day when the grapes start to change color. It's also the day when, with clear skies, you are supposed to see a lot of falling stars! It's a grape that delivers red wines that are dark in color with pronounced cherry flavors. The name Zweigelt comes from Dr. Fritz Zweigelt who, in 1922, created this "new" breed. The grape creates full-bodied wines with medium, smooth tannins and notes of plum and spices. These two grape varieties work very well together creating a wine with balance, elegance, and a very pleasant long finish.

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About the Producer

Weingut Dürnberg is located in the traditional wine village of Falkenstein, in the heart of Austria’s Weinviertel. The Weinviertel, which means “wine quarter," is located in the northeast quadrant of the country. This area is Austria’s viticultural region. Wine-growing has been documented here since the 12th century. Falkenstein was a very important center of commerce: between the 13th and 17th...

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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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Austria

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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