Sepp Moser Zweigelt (750ml)
The Moser family is one of Austria’s viticultural dynasties. In 1848, Anton Moser started his own wine estate in the village of Rohrendorf. The most famous descendant of the family is the viticulture pioneer Dr. Lenz Moser, who in the 1950s developed the high training system for vines.
Sepp Moser founded the today´s estate in 1987 with vineyards in the Austrian wine-growing areas Kremstal and Neusiedlersee. He ambitiously dedicated himself to creating exquisite wines full of character from best sites.
Sepp´s son Nikolaus took over the estate in 2000 and was one of the first wine-growers in Austria to convert his vineyards to biodynamics.
Zweigelt Reserve is made from 100% Blauer Zweigelt grapes cultivated in Sepp Moser’s Hedwighof and Hollabern vineyards, which are situated among the gravelly soils of the warm southern Neusiedlersee village of Apetlon. The vineyards, which are around 117 metres above sea level (comparitively low), benefit from plenty of sunshine and the deep, dark and humous soils (well streaked with gravel) are in part responsible for the volume and smoothness of the kind of wines cultivated here. The grapes were hand harvested throughout the month of September and the average yield is 6500 kg/ha. The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed followed by two days of cold maceration. The must was fermented on the skins in stainless steel (two weeks of skin contact) giving the wine good colour and extraction. Malolactic fermentation and ageing in old 300 litre oak barrels for 20 months adds complexity and texture. Drink over the next 8 years.
Ripe cherry, herbal and subtle tobacco aromas. The palate has juicy plum and berry fruit, fresh and
bright acidity, supple balancing tannins and a bitter cherry twist on the finish.