Zweigelt 2017

Zweigelt 2017

23.10

Background
Pronounced 'ts-vi-gelt', this is an Austrian crossing of Blaufränkisch x St.Laurent. 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.

Tasting Notes
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.

Awards & Reviews
Gold - 2019 Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Awards
Gold - 2019 National Wine Awards of Canada
91 POINTS: ”Enticing floral nose, with exotic spice and ripe dark cherry undertones. Very fresh and lively on the medium-bodied palate, with tangy red fruit flavours and earthy nuances.” - Review by Jacky Blisson, WineAlign 2019

Wine Details
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

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