Zweigelt Classic

Wine description

The pannonian climate and the influence of the River Danube and the Lake Neusiedl lead to very ripe grapes with good tannins, high ripeness, and intensive and fresh aromas. These are ideal conditions for the Zweigelt grapes, which is therefore naturally our most important grape – the “King” of our varieties.

Harvested at the end of September by hand, vinification in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at about 30 °C and aged afterwards in large oak vats.

Tasting notes

Pure Zweigelt! ruby-garnet, typical cherry-fruit in the nose, some spice, elegant and smooth on the palate, youthful and charming.

Serving suggestions

Olives, vegetable- and meat-dishes with exotic herbs, Asian dishes (Wok), soufflés and pastries, cheese.

Drink Temp: 16-18°C

Awards

International Awards 1999 – 2016
Wine Enthusiast
92 points Rubin Carnuntum 2014
92 points Edles Tal 2011 & Zweigelt Haidacker 2011
91 points Zweigelt classic 2014

Rubin Carnuntum

Wine description

The brand of our region Carnuntum, always made of the characteristic grape Zweigelt, and is required to pass a professional tasting panel in order to bear the prestigious title of “Rubin Carnuntum”

Harvested at the end of September by hand, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the malolactic fermentation as well as the 10-month raging process were completed in used small French oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Dark ruby-garnet red with youthful reflection, black cherry in the nose, juicy berries and roasted aromas on the palate, well balanced and fresh and soft tannins, a wine with charm and potential for aging.

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Serving suggestions

Beef (loin, T-Bone-Steak, Roast beef (Nyama Choma)), lamb, venison (in a heavy sauce), chicken in red-wine, cheese, nuts – but also ideal for long and pensive hours without a meal

Drink Temp: 18°C

Edles Tal

Wine description

Edles Tal brings a ripe and typical Zweigelt with lively character. The Merlot grape brings depth and a full-bodied palate, and to complete this wonderful blend we added some Syrah to bring spice and complexity.

Harvested at the end of September and beginning of October by hand, fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the malolactic fermentation as well as the 15-month raging were completed in partly new and partly used small French oak barrels.

… our blend of 60% Zweigelt, 30 % Merlot and 10 % Syrah.

Tasting notes

Dark ruby-garnet red with youthful reflection, black berries in the nose, some orange zest, dark and juicy, well integrated roasted aromas on the palate, well balanced, full bodied and concentrated ripe tannin.

Serving suggestions

Beef (loin, T-Bone-Steak, Roastbeef), lamb, venison (in a heavy sauce), chicken in red-wine, cheese, nuts – but also ideal for thoughtful hours without a meal

Drink Temp: 18°C

Carnuntum Cuvée

Wine description

a blend of 40 % Zweigelt, 40 % Blaufränkisch & 20 % Merlot

The pannonian climate and the influence of the River Danube and the Lake Neusiedl bring very ripe grapes with good tannins, a deep color and intensive aromas of cassis and cherry as well as elegant spice. Here we are combining the fresh cherry fruit of the Zweigelt with the spice and dark berries of the Blaufränkisch, alongside the full-bodied structure of the Merlot.

Harvested at the end of September by hand, vinification in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at about 30 °C and aged afterwards in big oak vats.

Tasting notes

Ruby-garnet red, dark berries and interesting spice in the nose, soft tannins and fruity on the palate, very elegant style.

Serving suggestions

Cold meat-dishes or classic Austrian kitchen with pork and beef, roasted duck, spicy chicken, Mediterranean dishes, cheese.

Drink Temp: 16-18°C

Anna – Christina

Wine description

… our premium blend, dedicated to our daughters Annemarie and Christina. 60 % Zweigelt – 20 % Merlot – 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon.

For the Anna-Christina we use the best vineyard of every single variety. The Zweigelt comes from Haidacker, where it develops its’ typical high level of ripeness, but also fresh cherry fruit. Merlot grows at Bärnreiser – a very warm place with deep soils which allow for constant ripening. Therefore, the wines are deep, structured, and full-bodied. Aubühel is the best place for Cabernet Sauvignon, because it is here it is allowed to fully ripen and contribute substantial tannins and dark fruit to our blend.

Ripened grapes were harvested at the end of September and beginning of October by hand and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the malolactic fermentation as well as the 20-month aging were completed in new small French oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Anna-Christina- this blend combines the juicy cherry fruit of the Zweigelt grape, the powerful structure and ripe tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the smooth and velvety texture of the Merlot; ruby-garnet red with a dark core, dark and juicy berries as well as spicy nuances in the nose, complex, multi-layered, good tannins, elegance and charm with an intense and unrivaled concentration.

Serving suggestions

Veal and venison, roasted in heavy sauce, spicy cheese with nuts

Drink Temp: 18°C