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Zweigelt was developed in 1922 and is a red wine grape variety that is widely grown in Austria, although it does have a presence in Canadian vineyards. The most widespread red wine varietal in Austria, Zweigelt ranges from young-drinking wines that are non-wood matured producing firm and strong red wines. Zweigelt is a cross of St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch, and is a heavy producer that can yield five to six tons of fruit per acre. Zweigelt requires little soil, but because it is a fertile grape, requires intensive leaf work and yield regulation. Zweigelt produces wines that are slightly reddish and violet with soft tannins. The mature and full-bodied wines are long-living, delivering morello cherry tones. Zweigelt is darker than Pinot Noir with subtle hints of fruit that are not overwhelming. The fruity and smooth flavor gives way to a spicy bite with an intense and slightly astringent finish. Zweiglet is an early ripening grape and is the most commonly consumed red wine in Austria. The grape makes for a mellow and easy-drinking wine with faint tannins and cassis fruit and cherry flavors. With very little bite and no hard edges, the grape produces 13.5% alcohol by volume.

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Hugl Zweigelt Classic 2018 (liter)

Hugl Zweigelt Classic is made from 100 percent Zweiglt. 

Despite its relative youth, Zweigelt is actually an Austrian classic. This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes - St Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Originally, it was intended for the new variety to be called Rotburger, referring to the place where it was born, Klosterneuburg. But this name never took hold, and instead, Zweigelt was named after the man who was the key in its development.
Today, Zweigelt is the most widely planted red variety in Austria, growing in nearly 9% of this country's vineyards. It is a robust grape, highly resistant to dryness, frost and various diseases. 
The wine boasts a concentrated color, fruity and spicy aromas, cherry flavors. Full-bodied, smooth and round, the wine is an ideal food companion.

Hugl Zweigelt Rose 2018

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Despite its relative youth, Zweigelt is actually an Austrian classic. This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes - St Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Originally, it was intended for the new variety to be called Rotburger, referring to the place where it was born, Klosterneuburg. But this name never took hold, and instead, Zweigelt was named after the man who was the key in its development.


Today, Zweigelt is the most widely planted red variety in Austria, growing in nearly 9% of this country's vineyards. It is a robust grape, highly resistant to dryness, frost and various diseases.

The wine boasts a pale rosé color, it has plenty of fruity aromas, with red cherry and wild strawberry flavors. It is medium-bodied, but it still have a nice long and pleasant finish with a light cinnamon type of spice to it.

Only the best grapes are harvested with a lot of experience and know-how and further processed. The grapes are fermented directly gently pressed and cooled. The fermentation takes place exclusively in stainless steel tanks.

Perfectly at home on any picnic, delicious with fried chicken, and tames the heat when paired with spicy dishes. There is also a slight watermelon note that makes it perfect for spring and summer. A great pairing with barbecued shrimp.

Wimmer Zweigelt Classic 2016 (liter)

Complex red wine with cherry aromas, great body and structure, pleasant tannins and a long finish.

Wimmer Zweigelt Classic 2018 (liter)

Wimmer Zweigelt Classic is made from 100 percent Zweigelt. 

This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes - St Laurent and Blaufrankisch.

The wine boasts a deep and concentrated red color. It offers fruity, fresh and spicy aromas, cherry flavors. In the mouth it is smooth, medium-bodied, round and lively.

Malolactic fermentation. Aged 50% stainless steel, 50% oak barrels just for maturation (size 3000 liters).

Full-bodied, smooth and round, the wine is an ideal food companion.





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