Red Blauer Zweigelt: "Fun To Drink"

Red Blauer Zweigelt, produced by a small family-owned winery in Kamptal, Austria, is "fun to drink," writes Randy Fuller of Now and Zin. We think the label is also just as fun!  Below is an excerpt from his review. Read here for Randy's full review.

Brunn is a small, family-owned winery located north of the Danube in Kamptal. The wine is 100% Blauer Zweigelt grapes, hand-harvested from old vines. Winemaker Karl Steinschaden produces this red to 13.5% abv. It's really fun to drink - a little bit like a restrained Cabernet Franc or a Pinot Noir gone wild.

The nose exhibits savory spices and tobacco, a tart twist plus a little hint of gunpowder to liven up the show. On the palate, red berries, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and a really nice acidity get things moving, while a firm tannic grip is apparent upon opening. The tannins soften over time, so pair with a steak right away.       - Randy Fuller