Capella 2019 Premium Zweigelt

£21.50

In stock

Style

Complex, dark berry aromas, Dry, Expressive, Ripe Cherry, Soft Tannins

Grape

Zweigelt

Producer

Sonnenmulde Organic Winery

Origin

Austria – Burgenland

Designation

NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC RESERVE

ABV

14%

Vintage

2019

Size

75cl

Wine Production

Organic, Vegan

When poured, the Capella shines with a ruby red core and violet reflections. In the nose, the typical Zweigelt cherry fruit combines with dark berry aromas and rum plums, supported by fine toasted nuances. On the palate it is fruity, of great complexity with mild tannins and pleasant fullness.

Food suggestion
This wine is excellent with a festive meal as an accompaniment to dark meat, game dishes and strong cheeses.

Ageing potential
Needs about 2-4 years after the harvest to reach its optimum. After that it will be good to drink for at least 5 more years.

Capella is a Premium-Zweigelt. It is selected from the best grapes of the vintage 2019. Ripe grapes, gentle vinification and twelve months of Barrique ageing in small new oak barrels form a jutting red wine with great potential. It is just right for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs of strong and expressive reds. This wine, named after a star represents the most distinguished Zweigelt type and fully accentuates this grape’s strengths.

NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC RESERVE stands for a Zweigelt that has grown here but is at home all over the world. Soil, climate and experience in vinification combine in an exemplary manner to form an impressive example of its kind: typical and powerful, an essence of nature and wine culture on Lake Neusiedl.

A star in the night and mysterious like the Long Eared Owl.

"Owls glide through the night in starlight, absolutely silent and almost invisible. Only their cries can be heard and their traces seen on the next day. Walking through the fields very observantly one can identify the owls sleeping trees and maybe find some, resting there during the day."

Drinking Temperature: 18° C Alcohol Content: 14 %vol Sugar Content: 3 g/L Acidity: 5.3 g/L

Sonnenmulde Organic Winery

FROM THE PRODUCER’S WEBSITE

“The Sonnenmulde organic winery of the Schreiner family is located in Gols, one of the most famous and successful wine-growing communities in Austria. There, on the north-eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl, the estate has been owned by our family for many generations. The name Sonnenmulde originated from a vineyard situated in a hollow and the logo, the vine-crowned sun, has always been on the label of our wines.

Excellent soils and the best climatic conditions are the foundation on which we grow our wines. We focus on fruity, clear and typical wines, which especially reflect the climate and the character of the soil. We provide more information about this topic on our wine’s origins page.

All wines are developed vegan. Many years of experience combined with an uncompromising dedication to organic farming and the highest standards in vineyards and cellar alike, guarantee top quality in all wine categories. Numerous top results in national and international wine competitions every year are proof of this and encourage us to stick to our philosophy.

As long as we can trace back records of our family, our ancestors have been growing wine. In the 1920s, when even the bottling of wine was already something special, our winery already stood for sophisticated wine culture and the finest quality wines. This attitude has remained with us to this day and is still decisive for our operating philosophy.

Of course a lot has changed over the years, but still all members of the family are wholeheartedly involved. Today the siblings Andreas and Kathrin Schreiner run the business, supported by their families. The grandparent generation is still active tough. Renate and Hans continue to provide advice and assistance. Together they all share the tasks and joys of living a winemaker’s life.

ORGANIC WINE GROWING

Since the middle of the 2000s we have been operating our winery as an organic farm. This means intensive work with the soil, the plants and all other living beings that populate a vineyard, as opposed to a simplistic, sole focus on the vines alone. Everything revolves around the formation of a diverse ecosystem, in place of a barren monoculture. Soil revitalisation through green manure and compost provides all of the nutrients that the vines need, entirely without chemicals or artificial fertilizers. Many useful insects find their ideal habitat in an organic vineyard, keeping pests in check and attracting larger animals like birds and mammals. A vital environment leads to healthy and strong vines that grow the very best grapes, full of sweetness, aroma and perfectly natural of course.

Native animals and plants, which are at home in our organic vineyards, also represent our wines on the label. Each symbol shares a special characteristic or a little story with the wine it stands for. And and every bottle of our wines helps to get the word out that there is much more than just vines in an organic vinyard.”

https://www.sonnenmulde.at/en/

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When poured, the Capella shines with a ruby red core and violet reflections. In the nose, the typical Zweigelt cherry fruit combines with dark berry aromas and rum plums, supported by fine toasted nuances. On the palate it is fruity, of great complexity with mild tannins and pleasant fullness.