Blauer Zweigelt is little known outside the vineyards of Austria, but there it produces ¿rich, cherry fruited wines with an attractive pepper tingle¿ (Oz Clarke). From the heart of the premium Kremstal region, this is a unique, ripe and silky red.
Austria makes some delicious, well balanced wines ' both white and red ' yet they are seldom seen in the UK. This is the only reason that Blauer Zweigelt, the nation's most widely planted red grape, is not better known. A crossing of two other Austrian varieties created by Doctor Zweigelt in 1922, it's well suited to cool climates and produces elegant silky fruit reds. This classic 2013 is from a small cellar founded in 1938 by members of the local Wine Growers Guild in Krems, a town with eight centuries of winemaking tradition. Krems lies at the heart of the Kremstal region, where clay and limestone soils bring out the juicy fruit and minerally freshness of Blauer Zweigelt. Enjoy with white meats, creamy vegetarian dishes or a rice pilaf.