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Zweigelt

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Savory, spicy and fresh, this is Austria’s most popular red variety. While native to Austria, it grows well in western Hungary and various eastern European countries, namely the Czech Republic and Slovakia. There are rare occurrences of the vine in some New World countries.

Tasting Notes for Zweigelt

Zweigelt is a dry, red wine that makes a charmingly light and fruity, slightly tart and spicy red that’s great in the summer. Look for one-liter bottles to take to an afternoon barbecue. Zweigelt is capable of more serious, age-worthy version as well, which will be concentrated in fresh red and purple berries and boast delicate, autumn spice, cacao and pepper aromas.

Perfect Food Pairings for Zweigelt

Fish cooked in a tomato sauce, grilled chicken, roasted duck, pork chops and gouda cheese are excellent matches for Zweigelt.

Sommelier Secrets for Zweigelt

Zweigelt is actually a fairly recent cross bred by Dr. Zweigelt in 1922. He crossed two native varieties, Blaufränkisch, for its peppery bite, with St. Laurent, chosen for its elegance.

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    Zweigelt from Neusiedlersee, Austria
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