Notes: Blackberry, Cassis, Plum Sour cherry Rosemary, Eucalyptus Pepper
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 12.5
Origin: Burgenland, Austria
Maker: Judith Beck
Fermentation: Natural, Biodynamic, Organic, Vegan Slight Wood
Decanting: 20–30 minutes
Asian Food Pairing: Thai sweet potato and prawn fritters, Taiwanese grilled meats, roast duck noodles
Western Food Pairing: Grilled steak, Austrian chicken paprikosh, mussels in tomato-based sauce, Cod fish cooked in wine
Judith Beck Zweigelt Bambule! 2018
Judith Beck Zweigelt Bambule! opens with a blackberry and cranberry nose that has hints of rosemary and eucalyptus. Medium weight in the mouth with smooth easy tannins and a bright acidity. Fresh flavours of juicy blackberry, plum and sour cherry and an elegant spiciness through into the aftertaste.
100% Zweigelt. Zweigelt is a cross between Blaufrankisch and St Laurent, it is quite vigorous and often needs green harvesting to keep yields down. The fruit for this wine comes from a one-half hectare mid-slope parcel that Judith Beck owns in the Kurzberg vineyard. Kurzberg is near the Judith Beck winery close to lake Neusiedlersee, the warmest region of Austria for wine production. The lake acts as a natural storage heater, storing the warmth of the sunshine during the day and releasing it through the night.
This vineyard site was planted in 2007 and has a south-west exposure with sandy loam and limestone soils. Only grapes from the mid-slope are used as they ripen perfectly without developing too much sugar.
Handpicking of the fruit. Spontaneous fermentation using low intervention first in 500L barrels that are between 4–8-years-old. Small basket pressing and racking into 7–10 year old barriques to complete fermentation. The final blend assembles in stainless steel tanks. No fining or filtering before bottling.