Funkstille Zweigelt, Niederösterreich, Austria
Abundant red cherry, plum, and vibrant berry fruits combine in this joyful, bright and incredibly juicy red; medium-bodied with beautifully ripe and light tannins and a touch of spice on the finish.
This juicy wine works well with roasted duck and pork as well as around the barbecue.
We all need a little 'Funkstille' (radio silence) in our life now and again.
Kick back and take a moment to enjoy the silence with a glass of Grüner Veltliner. With its subtle exotic hints, ripe pear and fresh citrus flavours, it's a dry wine with complex flavours. The palate is rich with flavours of melon and grapefruit with a refreshing, zippy finish. Gruner Veltliner is joined by a bright, juicy, joyful red produced from 100% Zweigelt. Abundant red cherry, plum and vibrant berry fruits combine in this joyful, bright and incredibly juicy red; medium-bodied with beautifully ripe and light tannins and a touch of spice on the finish.
The dark berried Zweigelt grapes come from selected south-facing vineyards, perfectly exposed to the sun, producing a bright, ripe and abundant red wine. Great care and attention are taken with canopy management in order to balance the leaf density of the vines and ensure good airflow and healthy grapes. Harvest takes place in mid-October.
Grapes are vinified at their energy-neutral winery; cold-soaked for 5 days after which fermentation starts slowly. Twice-daily pump-overs are carried out for the first 10 days and then the wine is left on the skins for a further 5 days with just one pump-over per day. Malo-lactic fermentation happens simultaneously with the main ferment. The finished wine then goes into old wooden 5,000-8,000 litre barrels, with 10% going into 2-3-year-old barriques. The components are then blended prior to bottling.
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Tags: Red wine. Austria.