Zweigelt 2011

Paul Achs

This classic Zweigelt comes from the Heideboden and is matured in large wooden barrels. A fruity, elegant wine with such juicy tannins and a fune structure. 

Tasting Notes

This wine is a deep ruby red with purple rim and highlights, and has a brambly black fruit nose similar to fresh baked plum pie. The sweet black plum fruit follows through on the palate with a nice balance of acidity and medium tannin. This is a good quality wine which has beautiful ripe juice fruit up front.

Food Pairing

This Zweigelt has a wide variety of pairings including duck rillettes or rabbit rillettes. This wine also goes with Greek marinated lamb with fresh herbs in a pita with tzatziki sauce. Also with duck in a cherry sauce or pork loin. 

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Neusiedlersee
Vineyard name:
The Heideboden vineyard
Soil composition:
Gravel
Elevation:
380-495 feet
Yield/acre:
1.2 tons
Exposure:
Southern / Southwestern
Harvest time:
September
Bottles produced of this wine:
16,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Zweigelt
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Up to 21 days
Length of maceration:
32 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
500L
Age of aging container:
2-5 years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
7 months
Length of bottle aging:
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %

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