Wine of the Week: Soproni Zweigelt Rosé 2020
Summer is just about to begin, a well chilled rosé with vibrant acidity is the ideal drink of the season. Especially if it is fruity, easy-to-drink, juicy and has a moderate price. Taschner Soproni Zweigelt Rosé 2020 is a perfect choice.
Zweigelt is a grape variety important in Austria, in fact it is the most planted black grape there. A grape scientist called Friedrich Zweigelt created it in 1922. The new varietal is a crossing between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. The varietal is also grown on the Hungarian side of Lake Fertő (Neusiedler See), in the Hungarian Sopron wine region. Due to its characteristics – medium body, low tannins, medium-high acidity, fruity profile – Zweigelt gives bright, vivacious, thirst quenching rosé wines.
Taschner Soproni Zweigelt Rosé 2020 has a lovely, peach colour. Intense nose with peach and notes reminiscent of fresh grape. Light, refreshing wine with some carbon-dioxide. Vibrant fruitiness and spicy aftertaste with some pleasant tartness.
It costs only 1490 HUF in retail (4.3 euros).
Our earlier article about Kurt István Taschner, the owner of the winery, who happens to be a passionate photographer