“Zweigelt! dark ruby-garnet red with youthful reflection, black cherry in the nose, juicy berries and roasted aromas on the palate, well balanced and fresh and soft tannins, a wine with charm and potential for aging.”
This is the brand of the region Carnuntum, always made of the characteristic grape Zweigelt, and its required to pass a professional tasting panel in order to bear the prestigious title of “Rubin Carnuntum.”
The grapes for this wine come from the vineyards Hagelsberg, Holzweg & Kräften which all have loam and loess soils. The Pannonian climate and the influence of the River Danube and the Lake Neusiedlersee lead to very ripe grapes with a refined and deep structure, but are also able to preserve their fresh fruit. Ideal conditions for the Zweigelt, which therefore makes it undoubtedly Netzl’s most important grape.
Carnuntum is a wine region located in eastern Austria, near the city of Vienna. It is known for its long history of winemaking, even dating back to the time of the ancient Romans. The region takes its name from the ancient Roman city of Carnuntum, which was an important military and trading center during the Roman Empire.
Hand harvested with selective picking in large boxes. Whole clusters & single berries gently fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tank, 28-30 °C for optimal extraction of the colour, aroma and tannins in the skins while still maintaining freshness and fruit aromas & flavors. Maceration for 2 weeks after the end of fermentation. Malolactic fermentation immediately following fermentation in used barriques and aging in used French oak barrels for 8 months.
Enjoy with beef (loin, T-Bone-Steak, Roast beef), lamb, venison (in a heavy sauce), chicken in red-wine, cheese & nuts, but also ideal for long and pensive hours without a meal.
Ideal drinking temperature 18°C.