Spotlight on Zweigelt & Terroir
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.
Spotlight on Grüner Veltliner & Terroir
Grüner Veltliner is the most dominant planted grape variety in Austria, comprising over one third of the country's total wine production. In this post, we'll explore how terroir affects Grüner Veltliner, specifically in three major producing regions : The Weinviertel, the Kamptal, and the Wachau, to better understand how contrasting regions can produce varying styles from the same grape variety.