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Weingut Pfaffl Zweigelt Austrian Cherry 750ml
Sku: 1552045
Lower Austria (Niederosterreich). This region is located around the capital of Vienna and is Austria’s largest wine-growing area.
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Country: Austria
Region: Weinland
Sub-Region: Niederosterreich
Appellation: Weinviertel
Grape Varietal: Zweigelt
Type: Still wine
Reg. $14.99
On Sale $12.59
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Lower Austria (Niederosterreich). This region is located around the capital of Vienna and is Austria’s largest wine-growing area.
Wine maker notes
Grapes are de-stemmed. Must is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 26 days with pumping over. 30% of the wine is matured in used barriques and 70% in stainless steel tanks for six months before bottling.

Technical notes
12.5% abv

Food pairing
Wonderful with steak and burgers thanks to its concentration of fruit flavors, and versatile enough to pair with pasta dishes and pizza.

Producer
Roman Pfaffl is often thought of as "Mister Veltliner". While it is true he has made a specialty out of this grape, it would not be fair to forget his other wines, such as his peerless Riesling, his Sauvignon Blanc and his red Cuvée Excellent. The Pfaffl winery specializes in dry white wines, which account for some 70% of the overall production. The proportion of red wines, though, is rising.

Roman Pfaffl was one of the first Weinviertel producers to recognize the potential of the Grüner Veltliner grape, which he continues to vinify with great passion. His success is also evident in the range of Pfaffl wines, which includes several single-vineyard Veltliners, each one bespeaking eloquently the terroir of its origin.

Riesling and Pinot Blanc are two further varieties Pfaffl has elevated from traditional wines into something altogether more interesting. Here, special care in the vineyard and cellar are rewarded with wonderful fruit and good body in the wines. Among the varietals Pfaffl helped to pioneer in the region are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, which are ideally suited to the conditions of the region.

Among the red varietals, Pfaffl concentrates on Blauer Zweigelt and Cabernet Sauvignon. Some of the Zweigelt grapes are vinified individually, giving them the opportunity to show their velvety cherry fruit. Together with the sturdier structure of the Cabernet, they form the cuvée Excellent.


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