Zweigelt Rosé Vielfalt, 2015

By Hager Matthias

  • Appellation: Zweigelt Rosé Vielfalt
  • Region: Kamptal
  • Country: Austria
  • Colour: Rosé
  • Grape Varieties: Zweigelt
  • Soil type: Loam
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak, Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 24 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Our Zweigelt Rosé Reserv is made exclusively with clusters of the variety Zweigelt which was found in Austria by Dr. Zweigelt in 1922 and is a very common red wine variety in Austria. The 15 year old grapes grow on a clay soil in Kamptal, lower Austria. The Zweigelt Rosé Vielfalt contains of very ripen grapes. Furthermore, the press most was added which is responsible for the full body and richness of extract. After the fermentation the wine was filled in a big oak barrel and left there many month for rest. It was bottled rather late and got another time to mature in the bottle before it was free for selling. The result is a ripen, full-bodied Rosé wine with a long finish. In the nose it shows fruity as well as spicy notes which continue on the palate. The Zweigelt Rosé Vielfalt is a very good companion to cheese. We recommend to drink it in a big glas to get all of its aromas and flavours.

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    About Hager Matthias

    Kamptal, Austria

    Matthias Hager´s winery has about 13ha of vineyards in and around the small wine-growing village Mollands. All of his vineyards are cultivated bio dynamically according to Demeter. The strength of this family business is its diversity. Loess, clay and different kinds of primary rock (mica shist, gneiss, etc.) can be found in the northern part of Kamptal. According to this diversity, Matthias Hager has a large assortment. Cool winds and nights and the stony soil around Mollands are responsible for the fruity, spicy and mineral taste of these Kamptal wines.Matthias knows well how to use this diversity for his wines and therefore he began to differentiate his assorment in a vivid, easy-drinking blue line, a strong and more complex brown line and in a red line for exrtrem natural wines.

    It was in 1992 when Matthias startet to „make“ wine. During his apprenticeship he worked already on the farm of his parents and took responsibility of all the process during wine making. Matthias likes to experiment with his grapes. With some things he was already very successful but the most important thing is that he never stops trying new things.

    Around the year 2000 he started to interest in organic farming. 2005 he decided to convert also his vineyards and fields to organic cultivation. During this time he got in contact with some Demeter farmers who introduces him into biodynamic cultivation and the courses of Rudolf Steiner. This was very fascinating for him and so he converted his vineyards into biodynamic cultivation and got member in Demeter association.

    Matthias Hager is still experimenting. He always says: „ Life is not over yet!“  Thus, since a few years he produces Pet Nat (sparkling wine methode ancestrale), a natrual sparkling wine (fermentation only with natural yeasts) wines without or just a little Sulphur addition and white wines that are full or just a part fermented on the skin (like red wines). The only limit that he considers are the Demeter-rules, which means working with the nature, not against it and supporting the nature only where it is necessary and not more. Only then you can talk about real terroir.

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