Hofkellerei Des Fürsten von Liechtenstein - Profundo Selektion Karlsberg 2013
Ever tasted a red wine from Austria? This Zweigelt tasted really good.
Hofkellerei Des Fürsten von Liechtenstein - Profundo Selektion Karlsberg 2013 (87 tsomw points)
In the glass this wine shows a dark red/garnet color.
On the nose tasty aromas of cherries, black currant and cinnamon with hints of chocolate and violets.
On the palate full-bodied and round, balanced with soft tannins, dark chocolate, leather and ripe cherries with good structure and length.
Zweigelt is the most widespread red wine in Austria, newly bred by Dr. Zweigelt 1922, who was a teacher at the Viticulture and Horticulture Center Klosterneuburg. It is a cross-bred between St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Zweigelt is a very fertile grape, which requires intensive leaf work and yield regulation but demands little from soil. Variety spectrum ranges from young-drinking wine to mature versions of barrique and rich cuvees.
Harvested by hand at warm weather. After destemming grapes were at 28°C for 10 days on must fermentation. After pressing at pneumatic tank the malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tank. Aged for 15 month in barrique.
Website winery: www.hofkellerei.li
Foodpairings: Suitable meals: dark meat, game, duck and cheese.