Despite its relative youth, Zweigelt is actually an Austrian classic. This variety was created in 1922, when Dr. Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grapes - St Laurent and Blaufrankisch. Originally, it was intended for the new variety to be called Rotburger, referring to the place where it was born, Klosterneuburg. But this name never took hold, and instead, Zweigelt was named after the man who was the key in its development. Today, Zweigelt is the most widely planted red variety in Austria, growing in nearly 9% of this country’s vineyards. It is a robust grape, highly resistant to dryness, frost and various diseases.
HuM Hofer is the original Liter producer. It was the green bottles from Maria and Hermann Hofer that took off – crown caps made getting into the bottles easy and the fresh and crisp style of the organic wines inside made them an instant favorite. Hofer’s Rosé made from Zweigelt is a delicious addition to their Grüner Veltliner and red Zweigelt offerings.
The wine offers delicate strawberry, cherry and floral aromas. On the palate it is medium-bodied, lively and refreshing, beautifully balanced. A long and pleasant finish. Enjoy as an aperitif or with any light fare with friends.