Weingut Felsner Zweigelt Weitgasse
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Weingut Felsner Zweigelt Ried Weitgasse vineyard is located on the cool high plateau above the town of Gedersdorf.
- The loess soil in this area contains a lot of lime and humus. The nightly cool winds from the lower Waldviertel cool the area and allow the grapes to optimally develop a fine and fruity aroma.
- Ideal drinking temperature: 16° C.
Composition: 100% Zweigelt
Tasting Notes: Dark, ruby red color. Black church and plum aromas in the nose. Velvety, delicate and tart taste. Dark fruity, lots of finesse. Depth, length and lots of suppleness on the finish.
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.