Friday, August 14, 2009
Heinrich Zweigelt - Burgenland 2005
Schalber Wellness Hotel Serfaus. The 2005, however, was the only vintage we could find in the States. This medium-bodied wine is made from 100% zweigelt grapes and has a dark purple hue. It starts with quite an impressive aroma of smokey cherries and plums, along with some black pepper and tobacco. On the palate, the fruit is forward and is followed by spiciness and some chewy tannins. The finish was not as long as I would have liked but still a very good wine. I am holding the remaining bottles for a few more years of aging. This is the only wine I know that has a glass stopper (cork). The 2005 Zweigelt retails for about $20. Give this wine a try. And, if you ever want to take your wife/fiance/girlfriend on a romantic and pampering vacation, make the Schalber hotel your destination.