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Blauer Zweigelt is a fairly new grape variety cultivated in Austria in 1922 by Dr. Friedrich Zweigelt (1888-1964). The then head of school of the Federal College and Institute for Viticulture and Pomology, the word's first and renowned viticultural school in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, succeeded in cross-breeding two red grape varieties: Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. His only son brought the Zweigelt family to our region when he married in Langenlois – Austria's largest wine village in the midst of the Kamp Valley.

 

The Zweigelt grape has become the most popular red grape variety in Austria. Originally named "Rotburger" by Friedrich Zweigelt himself, it was re-named "Zweigelt" in the course of a new wine law in 1975.

 

Blauer Zweigelt is a red grape variety that impresses with spicy charm and strong berry flavours. The most typical flavour of the Zweigelt grape, however, is its clear cherry note.

 

 

 

 

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