Manfred Felsner, that we have known for few years already, is based in Gedersdorf, the last village of the Kremstal appellation.
Following a conversation about Somm in the Must at his winery, Manfred brought us to the cellar to taste from an oak barrel, a 13-year-old Zweigelt that is still on his fine lees.
Zweigelt is a red wine varietal, originating from Austria, from a cross of St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Zweigelt aged for 13 years is uncommon; keeping the wine on his fine lees, helped to preserve the freshness of the 2005 vintage. This wine had to be in our Rescued range.
The following months, we worked closely with Manfred to finalize the cuvée. The result, is a Zweigelt 2005 that is unique in style, showing intensity and depth.
Somm in the Must, Kremstal, Austria 2005
Destemmed before long maceration on skin. After fermentation in stainless steel tank, the wine was aged for 13 years on fine lees in 500 litres oak barrels.
Bottled in December 2018.
Only 1,100 bottles produced.