REGION: Wagram, Austria
Often known as “the Pinot Noir of Austria”, Zweigelt is a very interesting variety. Yes, it has the same bright red fruit as a Pinot, but that peppery note with the slightly fuller body reminds me more of a good Rhone Syrah. Arnold Holzer took over this estate from his father at age 22, and, together with his brother, they are the ﬁfth generation of Holzers to farm this vineyard. With youth, they have brought exuberance and a keen eye for marketing.