|Characteristics||Elegant and stony, with a crystalline purity|
|Color||Light to medium purple in the glass|
|Aroma||this wine smells of bright floral violets and cassis|
|Wine Making Flavors||In the mouth, dark cherry and cassis flavors mix with dusty earth and faint tannins.|
|Blended with:||Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot|
As the most widespread red wine variety in Austria, Zweigelt grows in favourable sites in all of the country’s wine regions. The wine spectrum ranges from young-drinking, non-wood-matured versions to strong, firm wines from the barrique. The variety is also often used as a partner for cuvée wines. Big wines especially from Carnuntum and around the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) are vinified.The variety demands little from the soil but, because it is a very fertile grape, requires intensive leaf work and yield regulation. If there is potassium deficiency, high yield stress and a series of other stress factors (such as water and nutrient stress, waterlogging, imbalanced leaf to fruit ratio, extreme temperatures) the grapes wither during the ripening phase. Reasons for this have not yet been sufficiently explored and clarified. Wine cannot be produced from withered grapes.