Funkstille Zweigelt, Niederösterreich, Austria 2020

Regular price £11.24

Vibrant red fruits and juicy cherry flavours stand out in this lovely, modern Zweigelt from Austria

Zweigelt grapes from selected south facing vineyards, perfectly exposed to the sun, produce a bright, ripe and abundant red wine. Great care and attention is taken with canopy management in order to balance the leaf density of the vines and ensure good air-flow 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.

Sustainably certified (agroVet), the grapes come from single vineyard sites situated in the Northen Krems Valley from an area north of the city of Krems near the Danube and in a beautiful area around the town of Seftenberg, the vines are planted on a mixture of loess, clay, granite mix. Sustainably certified by agroVet, the winery is energy neutral, producing surplus to return to the grid. They use their own seeds to sow cover crops and producing straw which they use as mulch to maintain soil moisture.

Tasting Note: 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 touch of spice on the finish.

Critics:

Zweigelt 100%

ABV13%

Vegetarian

Vegan