Grape Variety: Blend of: 80% Zweigelt and 20% Sankt Laurent.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Neusiedlersee; Burgenland, Austria.
Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Loaded baked potatoes with chicken, black beans, corn, peppers and onions.
Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Opaque, purple color, with a light purple rim. Cherry, wet basement and Band-aid aromas. Smooth entry, rustic and a very lively mouthfeel dominated by acidity, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Intense sour cherry, tart cranberry, current and mineral flavors. Overpowering bright acidity, light tannins that did show some grip in the medium-length sour cherry finish. There was a slight off color medicinal element to the bouquet, the flavors were diverse but overpowered by sour cherry and we thought the acidity was out of balance. That said it was exuberant and flavorful zweigelt that could have real appeal at a picnic or BBQ. However, in the end we found it disappointing because it was simply to acid for out palates.
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Alcohol Content: 12%
Closure: Uncovered 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 9 120035 052810
Imported by: Volker Wine Company; Houston, Texas.