Weingut Felsner Zweigelt “Rescued”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A terrific red wine from Weinland, Austria.
- This great wine rested in a 800 liter barrel for 14 years before being “Rescued” and making its journey into this bottle.
Composition: 100% Zweigelt
Elaboration: The grapes of this special Zweigelt are hand picked. The whole working process is hand made in on old traditional cellar.
Tasting Notes: Black cherry fruit and ripe plums. Spicy tannins structure, with a long finish. Complex, blackberry, confit, subtle blackberry on the aftertaste.
Manfred Felsner cultivates 15 hectares of vineyards from some of the Kremstal wine region’s most expressive sites, all surrounding the picturesque villages of Rohrendorf and Gedersdorf.
Unusually old vineyard stock is what sets Felsner apart from their creative/indie Austrian peers – More than half of Felsner’s Gruner Veltliner parcels are classified as “old vine,” and most of these root 30+ feet deep, adding an extract and substance to finished wine that has to be experienced to be believed.
White wine vinification is undertaken using a minimalist philosophy with no more than 1.5 bar pressure (about as much as a good handshake), and red wines are fermented very traditionally in the family’s 450 year old gravity-flow cellar, mostly aging in large format Austrian casks.