VELUE ~ Zweigelt 2018

Winery Bioweingut Johannes Zillinger

Region Niederösterreich, Austria

Grapes Zweigelt 100%
ProfileFresh cherries and red berries, juicy and spicy, perfect length. A great representation of cold climate Zweigelt, without oak influence.
Grape GrowingBiodynamically farmed without the use of any chemicals, this is a field blend from 3 vineyards (one northern slope, one southern slope and one hill top) all hand-harvested and hand-selected. The Velue Zweigelt is originated from the area "Haidthal" and "Sonnberg". Both areas are windy and chilly giving you the advantage of a later harvest. Thus the wine is both physiologically ripe and has a moderate level of alcohol.
WinemakingThe Velue wines are naturally fermented spontaneously in big open vats for 6 days on the skins. They are destemmed, uncrushed, pressed and stored in big old barrels until the end of fermentation and matured in steel thereafter.
More About the Wine"Velue" is the old name for Velm-Goetzendorf, the village the winery is located in. It is also the name of the old willow trees growing near the river that originally give the village its name.

Wine Data

Alc12

PH3.3

TA5.8 g/L

RS1 g/L

Sulfur30ppm total / 10ppm free (added at bottling)

Soilloam, loess, lime-sandstone

Altitude180-200m (591-656ft)

Vineyard Age35 years old

Production Size616 cases

PairingBeet salad, Cranberry based sauce, Salmon, Char, Green salads, Rabbit, Savory pasta with broth. Cuisines: Austrian, German, Alsatian, Japanese, Scandinavian, Russian

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