Zweigelt [ts-why-gelt] is a grape variety created in 1922. Widely planted in Austria, Zweigelt also spreaded in the Canadian regions of Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula with limited plantings in Hungary and New Zealand. In the Czech Republic it is known as Zweigeltrebe and is one of the widely planted red-grape variety. As of 2010, newly established Belgian and Polish vineyards have also started to plant Zweigelt.
Red Cherry, Raspberry, Black Pepper, Licorice, Chocolate
Drink it with lighter red meats, fowl, chicken and shellfish especially when cooked in wine or tomato-based sauce. Roasted ham hock, grilled sausages with mustard, duck confit. Predominantly sweet or fruity dishes should not be eaten with this wine.