Funkstille, Zweigelt
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Funkstille, Zweigelt

Funkstille, Zweigelt

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  • Country of origin: Romania
  • Wine Type: Dry Red Wine
  • Tasting Notes:Abundant red cherry, plum and vibrant berry fruits combine in this joyful, bright and incredibly juicy red; medium-bodied with beautifully ripe and light tannins and touch of spice on the finish.                                 
Nutrition details (per 125ml)
ABV13%
Calories84
Sugars0.63g
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
100% Gluten-free

Nutrition Facts


Serving size 125ml

Amount per serving

Calories 84
Total Sugar 0.63g
Alcohol by volume 13%
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Product Details

 Producer Profile

Now more than ever we need a little ‘Funkstille’ or radio silence in our lives, so it was only natural that as interest and desire for Austrian wines grew, so would our range.

It all started with Gruner, then Zweigelt and now Funkstille is a quartet including Riesling and a Skin Contact wine … capturing Austria’s most famous varieties and archetypal styles under some eye-popping packaging. We’ve worked with a 16th generation producer in Niederösterreich to put together this characterful range. All work in the vineyard is carried out sustainably, with the use of their own fertilisers made from grape skins, manure and straw from their fields, to improve the soil structure and vitality of their vines. The south-east and south-west exposure of the slopes provides conditions for perfect ripening. Grapes are harvested in the early morning to harness acidity and pure fruit expression, and taken to their energy neutral winery for vinification.

Viticulture

The dark berried Zweigelt grapes come from selected south facing vineyards, perfectly exposed to the sun, produce a bright, ripe and abundant red wine. Great care and attention is taken with canopy management in order to balance the leaf density of the vines and ensure good air-flow and healthy grapes. Harvest takes place in mid-October.

Winemaking

 

Grapes are vinified at their energy neutral winery; cold-soaked for 5 days after which fermentation starts slowly. Twice-daily pump-overs are carried out for the first 10 days and then the wine is left on the skins for a further 5 days with just one pump-over per day. Malo-lactic fermentation happens simultaneously with the main ferment. The finished wine then goes into old wooden 5,000-8,000 litre barrels, with 10% going into 2-3 year old barriques. The components are then blended prior to bottling.

Oak Ageing

Type: 5000 - 8000l barrels and 10% Barriqee 2-3 years old

% wine oaked: 100

% new oak: None

Tasting Note

Abundant red cherry, plum and vibrant berry fruits combine in this joyful, bright and incredibly juicy red; medium-bodied with beautifully ripe and light tannins and touch of spice on the finish.

Food Matching

This juicy wine works well with roasted duck and pork as well as around the barbecue.