Winzerkeller Andau Zweigelt 2013

Inviting nose of blueberries and licorice, nice dark-berry fruit on the palate and good length.
SKU: 2536
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Details

Details

The better vintners of Burgenland have gotten so good at not "making" wine from this variety, they just "let the grape-must evolve into wine" and nearly every Zweigelt that comes out of Austria is fun to drink. This one shows a bright freshness from its time maturing in large super-stainless steel tanks, with no wood-tones to mar the agreeable freshness of the fruit. Inviting nose of blueberries and licorice, nice dark-berry fruit on the palate and good length.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Martin Peck & Josef Umathum
Producer Winzerkeller Andau
Alcohol 13.20
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 4.80
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential Ready now this wine will stay at its best for a good 3 to 5 years.
Grape Variety 100% - Zweigelt
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Burgenland

Region

Burgenland


Burgenland is made up of 4 "sub-areas" and covers 19,215 hectares, which is about 48,000 acres. The dominating geographical influence here is the Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee), and the 4 subdivided areas are called Southern Burgenland (Südburgenland), Central Burgenland (Mittelburgenland), Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee) and the Neusiedler Lake Highlands (Neusiedlersee-Hügelland).

From the northernmost Neusiedlersee area comes full-bodied white wines, including the countries best Chardonnays. This is also an area where great red wines are produced, including those from the "Pannobile" co-operative who age their wines in oak.

Due to the vineyards proximity to the lake and their location in the hot Pannonian climate zone, their grapes more often than not develop the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea) which creates heady dessert wines. The region stretches along the Hungarian border, right across which Tokaji is being made.

The town of Rust, in the Neusiedler Lake Highlands, is where the famous Ruster Ausbruch dessert wine is made. This is also where storks come to roost every year, building their enormous nests on the roof of every building along the main roads. They make a clicking sound which is somewhere between a woodpecker and a jackhammer, and as you sit at the Heuriger (wine garden) drinking the afternoon away, the potential cacophony becomes something of a symphony.

Subregion

Neusiedlersee


Powerful wines from the sunny banks of the narrow steppe lake known itself as Neusiedlersee.

The hot and dry climate of the eastern banks, known as the Heideboden, offers ideal conditions for growing memorable wines in the categories red, white and nobly sweet. Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Neuburger yield rich and ageworthy white wines, while the Zweigelt is the most prominent red variety, found in the bottle frequently in the company of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In the town of Gols, the growers' association Pannobile has done much to raise the reputation of the local red wines, and the recent influence of Biodynamics has had a very positive influence on Blaufränkisch produced in the region, rendering it more expressive and less oaky.

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