This is a juicy and generous red made from Austria's Zweigelt grape. The aroma is full of vibrant berry fruits. Abundant red cherry, plum and pomegranate follow on to a joyful, bright medium-bodied palate with beautifully ripe and light tannins and touch of spice on the finish. You could enjoy this slightly chilled.
Try with grilled pork chops.
"Austria's Zweigelt makes lovely, juicy reds that are often quite spicy too. This example is very fruity and pure, and a great introduction to the grape. I'd enjoy this with roast pork"
Funkstille work with a 16th generation producer in Niederösterreich to put together this characterful range. All work in the vineyard is carried out sustainably, with the use of their own fertilisers made from grape skins, manure and straw from their fields, to improve the soil structure and vitality of their vines. The south-east and south-west exposure of the slopes provides conditions for perfect ripening.
Grapes are vinified at their energy neutral winery; cold-soaked for 5 days. Malo-lactic fermentation happens simultaneously with the main ferment. The finished wine then goes into old wooden 5,000-8,000 litre barrels, with 10% going into 2-3 year old barriques then blended prior to bottling.