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Weingut Johanneshof Reinisch Zweigelt 2012
Weingut Johanneshof Reinisch Zweigelt 2012
 
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abv 13%

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ABOUT: Thermenregion, a wine growing area in lower Austria, achieved its name due to the hot springs flowing underneath the regions vineyards. It reaches from the southern outskirts of Vienna all the way south to Baden. Vineyards were established here 2000 years ago by the Romans and the oldest winery in Austria resides here, Freigut Thallern near Gumpoldskirchen, which was founded in 1141 by the Cistercians. Just a short drive south of Vienna and you’ll come across Weingut Johanneshof Reinisch, makers of exceptional, organic wines made from Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, St. Laurent, and indigenous grape varieties Rotgipfler and Zierfandler. This is the fourth generation to make wine at Johanneshof Reinisch, the current crew being three brothers handling the business and cashing the checks. Generally speaking the wines are bright, earthy, and balanced, and a terrific introduction to the wonder of St. Laurent. Wish there was more to be had in our market.

TASTE: Zweigelt is a cross of Blaufrankisch and St. Laurent and, to quote Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine, “…at its best combines some of the bite of the first with the elegance of the second.” This Weingut Johanneshof Reinisch Zweigelt is bright, fresh and fruit forward. It’s very cherry, shimmering sweet red fruit flavors, plum flavors as well, cedar, smoke, with a fine balance of tannin and acid. An excellent example of why it’s a big deal in Austria and apparently Japan as well.

PAIR: Tyrolean Grey Cheese (look it up), Spaetzle with mushrooms in cream sauce, wild Chantrelle mushroom Goulash, vegetable Tepannyaki, and Okonomiyaki.