Zweigelt

Red grape variety

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What is Zweigelt?

Zweigelt is a red grape variety from Austria where it makes red-fruited, peppery wines at every quality level.

What does Zweigelt taste like?

Zweigelt brims with red and dark cherry and berry fruit aromas and can have an enticing peppery edge. Its tannin structure is soft and supple. This, paired with its vibrant fruitiness, often destines it for easy-drinking, unoaked reds but in the right hands the grape variety is also capable of complexity and age worthiness. Zweigelt also makes great base wine for rosé sparkling wines.

Where is Zweigelt from?

Zweigelt is the offspring of Blaufränkisch and Sankt Laurent, a crossing made in 1922 by Dr Fritz Zweigelt at the viticultural school of Klosterneuburg, Austria.
 


Where does Zweigelt grow?

Zweigelt is Austria’s most planted red grape variety and thrives across the country. There are minor plantings in Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Canada, and Japan.

Famous Zweigelt regions:

  • Burgenland, Austria
  • Carnuntum, Austria

Anything else?

Before it was renamed Zweigelt, the grape was known as Rotburger and languished in an almost forgotten vineyard. Today there is some controversy about the name, due to Dr Zweigelt’s questionable conduct in Nazi Austria.

Our selection of great Zweigelt

  • Umathum, Burgenland, Austria
  • Pfaffl, Weinviertel, Austria
  • Markowitsch, Carnuntum, Austria
  • Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal, Austria
  • Netzl, Carnuntum, Austria

Country of origin: Austria
Color: white
Acid: medium
Body: intense
Taste: sweet
Maturity: 8 to 10 years
Price: 8 to 40 €
Serving: Fish, Venison

This grape variety is also known by the name of:

Bauer Zweigelrebe, Blauer Montag, Blauer Zweigelt/Rotburger, Blauerzweigelt, Blauer Zweigelt, Negru de Zweigelt, Rotburger, Zweigelt Blau, Zweigeltrebe

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2022 Blauer Zweigelt Goldberg
Weingut Werner Achs
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Blauer Zweigelt Goldberg Red Wine
93
2022 Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC
Nestor
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Red Wine
93
2022 Zweigelt Unplugged
Weingut Hannes Reeh
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Unplugged Red Wine
93
2022 Zweigelt Auslese
Weinlaubenhof Kracher
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Sweet and Dessert Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Auslese Sweet and Dessert Wine
93
2022 Zweigelt Alte Reben
Weingut Schwertführer »47er«
Austria
Lower Austria,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Alte Reben Red Wine
93
2022 Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC
Weingut Scheiblhofer
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt
Weingut Hundsdorfer
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Alte Reben
Weingut Schwertführer »47er«
Austria
Lower Austria,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Alte Reben Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Alte Reben
Weingut Paul Achs
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Alte Reben Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Carnuntum DAC Rubin Carnuntum
Weingut Philipp Grassl
Austria
Lower Austria,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Carnuntum DAC Rubin Carnuntum Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC
Weingut Jacqueline Klein
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC
Allacher Vinum Pannonia
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Ried Satz
Weingut Franz Schindler
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Ried Satz Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt Selection
Weingut Markus Iro
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Selection Red Wine
92
2022 Zweigelt
Weingut Paul Achs
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Zweigelt Red Wine
92
2022 All Red
Allacher Vinum Pannonia
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
All Red Red Wine
91
2022 Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Classic
Bio-Weingut Ettl
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Classic Red Wine
91
2022 Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC classic
Weingut Horst und Georg Schmelzer
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC classic Red Wine
91
2022 Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Kalk&Stein
Weingut Unger
Austria
Burgenland,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Blauer Zweigelt Neusiedlersee DAC Kalk&Stein Red Wine
91
2022 Carnuntum DAC Rot
Weingut Gerhard Markowitsch
Austria
Lower Austria,  Austria
Red Wine
Zweigelt
Carnuntum DAC Rot Red Wine
91
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