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In this post, we are going to delve deep into the world of Zweigelt, the most dominant red grape variety planted to vine in Austria.
Zweigelt is a true Austrian creation, engineered in 1922 by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt at the Klosterneuburg Viticultural School near Vienna. Ever since, the variety has soared in popularity, thanks to its reliable and consistent yields, and is subsequently grown in nearly every Austrian wine producing region.
The end result is fruit-driven, spicy rosé and red wines that offer a wide range of flavors and styles. This post will magnify the grape's history, flavor and viticultural profile, while acknowledging the grape's scandalous past.