2008 Umathum Zweigelt

SKU #1059265

Umathum has become known over the past few years for just plain getting more different rhythms, tunes and textures out of the good old Zweigelt bush than nearly anybody. He does this by means of extraordinarily careful and painstaking selection when planting his vineyards, watchful control of the crop-size, and then detailed hand harvesting and selection. The wines then ferment with indigenous yeast, and are aged in large wooden barrels fashioned from Austrian oak. Spicy blueberry aromas, cigar-box and sage explode from the glass of this 2008 Zweigelt. This is a red that shows beautiful density, very rich and luxuriant on the palate, black cherries and raspberries. A bit of chocolate on the finish, nicely ripened tannins and a very satisfying balance.

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Price: $16.99
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Other Red Wines

Country:

Austria

- Austria is a well-respected wine-growing region in Europe. Yet, even though they make about a third the volume of wine as Germany, not many of these fine bottles make it to the shelves of American wine merchants or restaurants. Lucky for us, their anonymity has translated into incredible value from simple, everyday whites to exquisite dessert wines. Austria shares many grape varieties with Germany—Riesling is king here, too. But the style of Austrian whites is much dryer and more potent. Grüner Veltliner is Austria's second-most-important varietal and makes whites of great versatility and pleasure. Click for a list of bestselling items from Austria.
Alcohol Content (%): 13