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Appellation: Burgenland, Austria
Grape Composition: 100% Zweigelt (ZZ-why-gelt)
Soils: Heavy loam soil
Maceration & Aging: Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel.
Notes & Pairings
Another fun and delicious project from sisters Birgit and Katrin Pfneisl. Rather than make wine with their father and uncles who run the well established family estate in Austria, the sisters decided to farm their ancestral vines in Sopron, Hungary. From the outset, their wines contrasted sharply with those of their elders. Organic farming, old vines and wild fermentation, all contribute to the finesse of their wines. They're lighter, prettier, less structured, more aromatic, so we were happy to discover Birgit and Katrin's increasing involvement in the Austrian estate. The Austrian Zweigler is another collaborative project born from the common goal of deepening our relationships with each other and our common love of Austria's dearest red grape, Zweigelt.