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Hugl Zweigelt Classic
Hugl-Wimmer
Austria - Weinviertel

Zweigelt – a cross between the St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch grape varieties, created by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt in 1922 - is the most widely planted red variety in Austria, growing in nearly 9% of this country's vineyards. It is a robust grape, highly resistant to dryness, frost and various diseases.

The wine boasts a deep and concentrated red color. It offers fruity, fresh and spicy aromas, cherry flavors. In the mouth it is smooth, medium-bodied, round and lively.

Specifications
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Zweigelt
Age of vines
10-15 years
Soil type
loam & loess
Vinification
Malolactic fermentation. Aged 50% stainless steel, 50% oak barrels just for maturation (size 3000 liters).
Pairings

Full-bodied, smooth and round, the wine is an ideal food companion.

Reviews and News

2018 Hugl Zweigelt - 89 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

2018 Hugl Zweigelt - 89 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"The nose is shy at first but, with some air, reveals juicy cherry notes. The palate is easy but juicy, fresh and packed with ripe vivid cherry. It's almost like fruit juice for adults, but with a lovely balance and dry finish.- Anne KREBIEHL MW"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (June/July 2020), 89 pts

 

2016 Hugl Zweigelt - 89 PTS - WE

2016 Hugl Zweigelt - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Bright, tart red cherry on the nose suggests ease from the start. The light body does not disappoint and is a picture of freshness. Juicy cherry is the main attraction on the smooth, translucent body. This will work perfectly when chilled as a red refreshment. - Anne KREBIEHL MW"

- Wine Enthusiast (August 2019), 89 pts

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2015 Hugl Zweigelt - 89 PTS - WE

2015 Hugl Zweigelt - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Ripe, black cherry scents pervade the nose of this wine. The palate is full of that same generous fruit, but balances it well thanks to ample freshness. This will be delicious slightly chilled."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 89 pts

2015 Hugl Zweigelt - 88 PTS + BEST BUY - W&S

2015 Hugl Zweigelt - 88 PTS + BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Grapey and blue-fruited, this cool, spicy red is easy to gulp down with sausages."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (Year's Best Austria, February 2017), 88 pts + BEST BUY

Producer Information: Hugl-Wimmer

Weingut HuglWimmer is a family-run winery in Ketzelsdorf-Poysdorf, Austria. Owners Sylvia (née Wimmer) and Martin Hugl both grew up in family wineries, and in 2006, they combined their winemaking knowledge ...
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