WAGRAM ZWEIGELT //​ ESCHENHOF HOLZER, LOWER AUSTRIA

£16.50

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VITICULTURE
The Eschenhof Holzer winery is located in Großriedenthal, in the Wagram wine region. On the ~19 hectare estate, the innovative winemaker, Arnold Holzer, draws on the unique bounty of nature, with a great deal of creativity, a distinctive style and a sense for delicious creations. It’s all about the soil. The loess in this region creates the natural conditions for the rich wine. The soil drifted here in multiple layers during the last ice age, about 100,000 to 10,000 years ago and covered the sub soil with marine deposits. Due to the valuable mineral composition, the loess soil creates a balanced depository of nutrients. Thanks to it’s small granules and high capillary, the loess soil is able to preserve a lot of water for drying times. The wines that thrive in the loess region are distinguished by a particularly characterful, long lasting and delicate fruit.
WINEMAKING
Mainly harvested by machine, fermented in stainless steel for 10-14 days, pressed, malolactic fermentation, clarified and 1 to 1.5 years maturing (part in stainless steal, part in oak casks). Selected yeast used, controlled fermentation by 22-24°C for 10-14 days in stainless steel. Inoculated malolactic happens between pressing and clarifying.
OAK TREATMENT
None.
TASTING NOTE
The grapes come from a mixture of the Eschenhof Holzer vineyards and some from neighbouring friends in Grossreidenthal. Elevated fruit flavour and aroma, with violets, red fruits and black pepper spice on the finish.
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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 100% Blauer Zweigelt
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Practising organic
Biodynamic: No

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