Monday, August 17, 2009

Sepp 2007 Neusiedlersee Zweigelt

Very dark purple color, red in the depths.

Smell starts with a hint of Welch's grape juice, then developes into plum.

Ripe juicy blackberry flavor, plum, black cherry, ends with smooth tannins. Medium-weight.

Very nice bottle for $13.95, a bit simple but fruity fun. An Austrian red I hadn't expected to encounter. I tried another bottle with a a very light chill, which worked well on a hot humid evening, though the aroma and flavor become a bit less intense.


Laurie said...

Nice review of the Sepp 2007 Neusiedlersee Zweigelt. It's an interesting grape that was developed by the Austrian scientist Fritz Zweigelt. He crossed St. Laurent and Blaufrankisch to create his namesake grape.

The Sepp is also well-priced for wine drinkers unfamiliar with this delicious grape.

Ed said...

I agree that Zweigelt can make delicious wine and that the Sepp is priced well. I'm always pleased to find a grape variety that I've not encountered before.

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