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Zweigelt 2018

QWt Carnuntum, Weingut Trapl, 750 ml

750 ml
Selection Baur au Lac Vins30
Grape variety: Zweigelt
Producer: Weingut Trapl
Origin: Österreich / Niederösterreich / Carnuntum
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Article nr. 40034718
Grape variety: Zweigelt
Producer: Weingut Trapl
Origin: Österreich / Niederösterreich / Carnuntum

Description

Hearty, fresh cherry fruit dominates its bouquet. The full-bodied flavour reminds of sweet confit, accompanied by juicy acidity and well integrated tannins. A real drinking pleasure!

Attributes

Origin: Österreich / Niederösterreich / Carnuntum
Grape variety: Zweigelt
Label: Vegan, Certified organic or biodynamic wine
Ripening potential: 1 to 4 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food pairing suggestion: Cold fish dish, dried meat, Spiced grillades, Pork fillet with plums, Hearty stew with pulses
Volume: 12.0 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Producer

Weingut Trapl

Close to nature

With such consistency, it is not surprising that Johannes Trapl has been farming his fine family business, on which 70% red grape varieties thrive, biodynamically since 2015 - followed by Demeter certification in 2019. 

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Grape variety

Zweigelt

Flatterer with a backbone

The Zweigelt is an Austrian original. Fritz Zweigelt crossed it in 1922 at the Klosterneuberg Orchard and Viniculture School ("Obst- und Weinbauschule Klosterneuburg") from the red varieties Blaufränkisch and Saint Laurent. Zweigelt's main quality is being marvellously drinkable. With its exuberant berry fruit and juicy structure, it fits like no other to the pleasurable lifestyle of our Austrian neighbours. One thinks, for example, of a hearty Brettjause in the wine tavern. It can, however, also assemble well with other grape varieties, and expand in wooden barrels for more backbone. No wonder it is the most planted grape variety in Austria. One curiosity: the Japanese island of Hokkaido grows 230 hectares of Zweigelt.

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Zweigelt
Subregion

Carnuntum

Carnuntum: Red finesse in Zweigelt country

With a cultivation area of just 910 hectares, stretching from Vienna’s city limits to the Slovak border, Carnuntum is one of Austria’s smallest wine regions. However, a wide diversity of red wines is cultivated here, from drinkable Zweigelt Rubin to multi-faceted Blaufränkisch from Spitzerberg to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also highly interesting is the interplay between Bordeaux varieties and the native Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch cultivars.

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Carnuntum S
Region

Niederösterreich

Lower Austria: crus near and far from the Danube

Austria's largest state is also its largest wine region. 46,000 hectares are planted with vines in Lower Austria. It is a heterogenic wine region, consisting of eight wine growing areas. While white varieties like Grüner Veltliner and Riesling dominate in the areas north and west of Vienna, red varieties set the tone in the south and in the southeast (Thermenregion and Carnuntum). The internationally famous white crus from Grüner Veltliner and Riesling develop in the picturesque Wachau and Kamptal.

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Niederoesterreich S
Country

Austria

Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all

Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.

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