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Monday, December 3, 2012

Meinhard Forstreiter Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt 2009 - Awesome Austrians Wine #5

Meinhard Forstreiter Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt 2009 - Awesome Austrians Wine #5
Fresh From The Garden!

100% Zweigelt from Niederosterreich, Austria.

SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"If you like Pinot Noir, you'll love Zvy-Gelt. A brand new wine made from Zweigelt, the #1 red wine grape of Austria. Velvety and full of concentrated fruit. Spicy, with ripe cherries. Easy drinking. Perfect for every occasion and great with food - meat, poultry, cheese, even seafood and veggies - you name it, it's great with Zvy-Gelt.

13.0% Alcohol"
It's been a couple weeks since we've covered a wine in our Awesome Austrians series, but we're back today with another delicious one, and we've got several more to come! First, a quick recap where we've been...

Wine in the Awesome Austrians series:
There's good reason Zweigelt is the Number 1 red wine in Austria. And if you remember our first review of a Zweigelt in this series you know that this variety is a great match for the current winter season. In other words, if you haven't yet tried this grape, now's the time.

The 2009 Meinhard Forstreiter Zvy-Gelt Zweigelt begins with aromas of spicy cranberry, vanilla and a really nice earthy quality. Tasting the wine reveals this same earthy character along with sweet red cherry, spice and a little berry. This light-to-medium-bodied wine has a soft texture, good acidity and a strong vegetal quality to it. Definitely different than what you're used to and very tasty. On the long finish the juicy fruit turns a bit sour. Reminds me of working in the garden thanks to the earthy aromas and vegetal qualities.

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5


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