Pronounced 'ts-vi-gelt', this crossing of Blaufränkisch x St.Laurent was pioneered by Dr. Zweigelt of Austria. We initially planted it in our vineyard in 1999 and we remain one of a handful BC wineries producing a varietal wine from it. Pronouncing the name can be a bit daunting but tasting the wine shouldn’t be. It’s a unique grape that offers vibrant cherry and spice aromas, a deep crimson color and firm structure that allows it age for many years. The wine is aged in Eastern European oak for 12 months, adding aromatic complexity and weight to the mid-palate.
On the bouquet it shows abundant cherry, raspberry, dark chocolate and black pepper aromas. On the palate is medium-bodied with rich fruit, spice and vanilla flavours lingering on the finish. Pair with tomato-sauce based pastas, roast lamb or smoked sausage cassoulet.
Gold - 2019 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Awards
Appellation: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Region: Lake Country
Vineyards: Arrowleaf Estate and Ritchie
Aging: 12 months in Eastern European oak barrels (20% new)
Cases Produced: 730
Canadian shipping locations: BC, AB, SK, MN, ONT, QC, NS, NB, NFL, PEI
Shipping rates apply
Must be 19+ years to place order
Minimum order: 1 case (12 bottles) - you may mix and match wines
Prices include taxes (5% GST & 10% Liquor Tax) and bottle deposit (10 cents)