Zweigelt 2008

Heinrich

Zweigelt generally prefers soils that are not too heavy and rich in hums. Especially when grown in red gravelly soils, very high quality wines can be produced. Harvested by hand from the beginning to end of September. All movement of must and wine is carried out using gravity. Maceration lasted 2-3 weeks and spontaneous fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel vats. The wine aged in a mix of large oak barrels and 2nd use barriques until bottling with glass stoppers.

Tasting Notes

Garnet red color with violet hues and aromas of red fruits, black cherry, smoke, and baking spices. On the palate, the wine expresses flavors of dark fruits with notes of tobacco and smoke. The wine is dry with balanced acidity, medium-body, and firm tannins with a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with chicken baked in hay with spaetzle, bacon, and mustard greens with a smoked tomato sauce. The medium texture of the chicken matches nicely with the body of the wine. The acidity of the wine is also matched by the tomatoes and the bitter flavors in the wine will pair well with the mustard greens. 

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Neusiedlersee
Vineyard name:
The Heideboden vineyard
Soil composition:
Clay and gravel
Training method:
Single cane pruned
Elevation:
426-492 feet
Vines/acre:
2,024
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Southern/Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1985
Harvest time:
August - September
First vintage of this wine:
1990
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Zweigelt
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-90 °F
Length of maceration:
21 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 L and 30 HL
Age of aging container:
2-4 years
Type of oak:
French and Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling:
6-8 months
Length of bottle aging:
1 month
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
1.7 g/L
Acidity:
4.6 g/L

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