The Zweigelt variety was acquired in the 1920s by Professor Fritz Zweigelt, and is a cross between Blaufränkisch and St Laurent. Its original name is Rotburger, which has been translated into the Slovenian name Rdečegrajc. It is a middle-early variety and in our conditions ripens in the second to third ten-day period of September. Zweigelt is a light purple-red wine with soft tannins. Typically, the wine has a rather intense fruity sensation, a medium intense colour and is pleasantly acidic. The wine goes well with grilled chicken, rabbit or pasta salad and risotto.
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