Weingut Pfaffl Zweigelt Reserve Burggarten 2012 750ml

size
750ml
country
Austria
appellation
Niederosterreich
93
WE
90
WA
93
WE
Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast
A closed nose opens onto a dense, fluid but toned body that is like a flowing river of velvet. Cherry notes have aromatic insinuations of something deliciously coniferous as well as cinnamon overtones of carefully handled oak. This is such a mellow, velvety rendition of Zweigelt, without an ounce of fat. Simply beautiful. ... More details
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Weingut Pfaffl Zweigelt Reserve Burggarten 2012 750ml

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Professional Ratings
93
WE
90
WA
93
WE
Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast
A closed nose opens onto a dense, fluid but toned body that is like a flowing river of velvet. Cherry notes have aromatic insinuations of something deliciously coniferous as well as cinnamon overtones of carefully handled oak. This is such a mellow, velvety rendition of Zweigelt, without an ounce of fat. Simply beautiful.
90
WA
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
Very dark in color and spicy flavored on the nose, the 2011 Zweigelt Reserve Burggarten opens with a warm, very intense and concentrated but lovely, pure aroma of super ripe cherries and plums along with finely grained white pepper flavors. Silky textured and highly elegant on the palate, this is a medium to full-bodied, fresh and very well made Zweigelt; it has a lovely fruit intensity, very fine tannins and an aromatic finish displaying sweet black berries and cherries, as well as also violets in the aftertaste. Excellent and worth a try.
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size
750ml
country
Austria
appellation
Niederosterreich
Overview
Rated 93 - A closed nose opens onto a dense, fluid but toned body that is like a flowing river of velvet. Cherry notes have aromatic insinuations of something deliciously coniferous as well as cinnamon overtones of carefully handled oak. This is such a mellow, velvety rendition of Zweigelt, without an ounce of fat. Simply beautiful.
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Vintage: 2012

2012 has, so far been a positive year for wineries around the world. While it may be a little too early to speak of the wines being made in the northern hemisphere, European and North American wineries have already begun reporting that their harvesting season has been generally very good, and are predicting to continue with the kind of successes they saw in 2011. However, 2012 has been something of a late year for France, due to unpredictable weather throughout the summer, and the grapes were ripening considerably later than they did in 2011 (which was, admittedly, an exceptionally early year). French wineries are claiming, though, that this could well turn out to be advantageous, as the slow ripening will allow the resulting wines to express more flavour and features of the terroir they are grown in. The southern hemisphere has seen ideal climatic conditions in most of the key wine producing countries, and Australia and New Zealand particularly had a superb year, in particular with the Bordeaux varietal grapes that grow there and which love the humidity these countries received plenty of. Also enjoying a fantastic year for weather were wineries across Argentina and Chile, with the Mendoza region claiming that 2012 will be one of their best vintages of the past decade. Similar claims are being made across the Chilean wine regions, where Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon had an especially good year. These two grape varietals also produced characterful wines on the coastal regions of South Africa this year.
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Country: Austria

Archaeological evidence suggests that grapevines have been grown and cultivated in what is today modern Austria for over four thousand years, making it one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world. Over the centuries, relatively little has changed in Austrian wine, with the dominant grape varietals continuing to be Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and others. Austria is renowned for producing excellent and characterful dry white wines, although in the eastern part of the country, many wineries specialist in sweeter white wines made in a similar style to those of neighboring Hungary. Today, Austria has over fifty thousand hectares under vine, split over four key wine regions. The domestic wine industry remains strong, with Austrians drinking their local produce outside in the summer, and people around the world are beginning to once more rediscover this fascinating and ancient wine culture.
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barrel

Vintage: 2012

2012 has, so far been a positive year for wineries around the world. While it may be a little too early to speak of the wines being made in the northern hemisphere, European and North American wineries have already begun reporting that their harvesting season has been generally very good, and are predicting to continue with the kind of successes they saw in 2011. However, 2012 has been something of a late year for France, due to unpredictable weather throughout the summer, and the grapes were ripening considerably later than they did in 2011 (which was, admittedly, an exceptionally early year). French wineries are claiming, though, that this could well turn out to be advantageous, as the slow ripening will allow the resulting wines to express more flavour and features of the terroir they are grown in. The southern hemisphere has seen ideal climatic conditions in most of the key wine producing countries, and Australia and New Zealand particularly had a superb year, in particular with the Bordeaux varietal grapes that grow there and which love the humidity these countries received plenty of. Also enjoying a fantastic year for weather were wineries across Argentina and Chile, with the Mendoza region claiming that 2012 will be one of their best vintages of the past decade. Similar claims are being made across the Chilean wine regions, where Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon had an especially good year. These two grape varietals also produced characterful wines on the coastal regions of South Africa this year.
fields

Country: Austria

Archaeological evidence suggests that grapevines have been grown and cultivated in what is today modern Austria for over four thousand years, making it one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world. Over the centuries, relatively little has changed in Austrian wine, with the dominant grape varietals continuing to be Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and others. Austria is renowned for producing excellent and characterful dry white wines, although in the eastern part of the country, many wineries specialist in sweeter white wines made in a similar style to those of neighboring Hungary. Today, Austria has over fifty thousand hectares under vine, split over four key wine regions. The domestic wine industry remains strong, with Austrians drinking their local produce outside in the summer, and people around the world are beginning to once more rediscover this fascinating and ancient wine culture.