Funkstille Zweigelt, 2021
Abundant red cherry, plum and vibrant berry fruits combine in this joyful, bright and incredibly juicy red; the palate is full-bodied with beautifully ripe fruits flavours and light tannins with a touch of vanilla spice from the oak on the finish.
The dark berried Zweigelt grapes come from selected south facing vineyards, perfectly exposed to the sun, produce a bright, ripe, and abundant red wine. Malo-lactic fermentation happens simultaneously with the main ferment. The finished wine then goes into old wooden barrels, with 10% going into 2–3-year-old barriques and the components are then blended prior to bottling.
Ideal with roasted duck and pork as well as around the barbecue.
Capturing Austria’s most famous varieties and archetypal styles, Ferdinand Mayr, a 16th generation producer in Niederösterreich, put together this characterful range. All work in the vineyard is carried out sustainably, with the use of their own fertilisers made from grape skins, manure, and straw from their fields, to improve the soil structure and vitality of their vines. The south-east and south-west exposure of the slopes provides conditions for perfect ripening. Grapes are harvested in the early morning to harness acidity and pure fruit expression and taken to their energy neutral winery for vinification. His wines come from an area north of the city of Krems on the Danube, from the outstanding vineyards around the town of Senftenberg. In addition, Mayr produces a range of classic easy drinking wines with a strong individual character. Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch. These wines bear the name “NA ALSDANN” from the old Austrian expression used to describe something that’s turned out—perhaps unexpectedly—quite well.