Zweigelt is an Austrian hybrid grape, a cross of native varieties Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent, created by Dr. Friedrich Zweigelt in the early 20th Century. It’s typically vinified as a dry red wine, but it also makes knockout rosé. Hofer’s organic (they’ve been voluntarily organic and biodynamic since the ’80s–note the “BIO” in the center of the “O” in the label shot at right) version is both fresh and dense, with zingy acidity and a supple mouthfeel. It shows notes of orange zest and marzipan, with a touch of ripe red raspberry. Beautiful stuff for alfresco appetizers, maybe char-grilled eggplant with harissa-spiked yogurt sauce on grilled flatbread. $20
The Vineyard Wine Shop
We are Colorado's oldest wine specialty store, serving Denver since 1971. Located in the heart of Cherry Creek North, we deliver throughout the Denver/Boulder metro area. If you'd like to order any of the wines featured here, give us a call at 303.355.8324 or email us at email@VineyardWineShop.com and we'll be happy to put together your order.
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