Arco von Kammersbründl bottle

Arco von Kammersbründl

Zweigelt, 2015

In 1922, biologist Fritz Zweigelt crossed two grape varieties—and rather than name the new grape after himself, he called it Rotberger. Fortunately, the grape was embraced not for its name but for its bright fruit flavors and peppery kick. The grape eventually got a name change and became the most popular red wine variety in Austria, since it pairs so well with food. This Zweigelt was grown by the Baumgartner family, which has won awards and trophies around the world.

Profile

Arco von Kammersbründl Zweigelt is true to the classic, beloved style: equal parts fruity and spicy. The underlying zestiness freshens your palate for another sip or bite of food.

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TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Garnet
APPEARANCE
Garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Black pepper
Blueberry
Cherry
Cayenne pepper

Pairing

These wines are about balancing concentration and complexity. Rhône red blends, Syrah/Shiraz and Zweigelt all have intense flavors of dark fruit accented with spice notes—black pepper, clove or cinnamon, to name a few. That fruity-peppery symmetry is simply beautiful with lamb, a specialty in the Rhône Valley.

TASTING TIP

Smell and taste for the grape’s trademark peppery character. It’s what makes Zweigelt so good with food—like grinding fresh pepper over a dish.

Pour a bold, spicy red that can stand up to the richness and balance out the sweet-tangy flavor combo of the sauce.

Pour a bold, spicy red to stand up to the dish's richness, as well as complement its smoky flavor. Maximum deliciousness.

Pour a bold red with a spicy kick. It'll stand up to the pork and balance out the dish's salty-sweet-spicy flavor combo.

Pork loves a bold red—especially when the dish is loaded with sweet and earthy fall flavors. If only dinner lasted forever...

A bold red won't overpower the salmon, and will perfectly match the spices that tie every element of the dish together.

Pour a red with a spicy kick to complement the sweet, tangy flavor of the BBQ sauce. Let the hedonism begin!

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More About The Wine

Niederösterreich—Lower Austria, even though it’s in the northeast corner—is Austria’s largest and most prestigious wine region, comprising eight distinct areas. In general, Niederösterreich’s warm days accelerate ripening, and cool nights preserve the grapes’ freshness. This climate is perfect for Zweigelt, the second-most-planted grape in Austria.

DID YOU KNOW?

Zweigelt grows so well and produces such high yields outside its original home that the variety is planted as far away as England and Japan.

  • VARIETY
    Zweigelt
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Wieland Baumgartner
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Niederösterreich, Austria
  • OAK
    Concrete vats (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    12.8%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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