Neusiedlersee DAC Zweigelt

£14.95

In stock

Style

Dry, Fruity, Medium-Light Body, Red Cherry

Grape

Zweigelt

Producer

Sonnenmulde Organic Winery

Origin

Austria – Burgenland

Designation

Neusiedlersee DAC

ABV

12.5%

Vintage

2020

Size

75cl

Wine Production

Organic, Vegan

Beautiful violet red wine with lots of cherry and dark fruit flavours, hints of black pepper, liquorice and chocolate, medium-light body, soft and very morish!

Food pairing advice from Wine Folly: “The ultimate picnic red that will moisten up even the driest piece of barbecue-grilled chicken and will even make store-bought macaroni salad taste amazing”  Absolutely spot on!!

Zweigelt is an indigenous Austrian grape, a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, and nowadays probably the most important of all Sonnen Mulde reds. In the early 20th century, the family was among the first who planted these then new vines in Gols, the present Zweigelt capital of the world. This allows the winemaker to look back on many great vintages and having decades of experience with this fine grape.

NEUSIEDLERSEE DAC stands for a Zweigelt that is just at home here. Soil, climate and winemaking experience together form an authentically styled, likeable-fruity wine that is characteristic for the grape as well as the Neusiedlersee growing region.

Distincitve and majestic like the stork!

"The stork is without question the unofficial heraldic animal of the Burgenland. Storks are an impressive sight on the ground as well as in the air. Quite often they can be seen nearby while working in the vineyards. They hunt for worms and mice and because nobody would think about harming them, they have become less shy over time. It does sometimes happen that a stork lingers very close to people or machines and just minds its own business without being disturbed at all."

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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Beautiful violet red wine with lots of cherry and dark fruit flavours, hints of black pepper, liquorice and chocolate, medium-light body, soft and very morish!

“The ultimate picnic red that will moisten up even the driest piece of barbecue-grilled chicken and will even make store-bought macaroni salad taste amazing”