Give Zweigelt a Swirl!: Austrian Rosé and Red from Artner

From by Wanda Mann
Give Zweigelt a Swirl!: Austrian Rosé and Red from Artner

Several years ago, I had a comically bad date with a "gentleman" from Vienna, so I raise a glass to Artner for washing away that memory with their wonderful Austrian wines. A family run business located in Austria's Carnuntum region, Artner specializes in indigenous grapes such as Zweigelt (pronounced TSVYE-gelt). If you're not familiar with Zweigelt, Artner Rosé and Zweigelt Klassik are delicious introductions to this red grape.

Artner Rose
Rosé continues its refreshing reign as the official wine of summer and Artner is a delicious sip for the season. A lovely expression of the Zweigelt grape, juicy flavors of strawberries and raspberries are balanced by an elegant minerality and a subtle herbaceousness. $14

Artner Zweigelt Klassik
A beautiful shade of ruby red, Artner Zweigelt Klassik is a lovely introduction to a classic expression of the varietal. Lively and light-bodied, this wine dances on the palate with nuanced flavors of pomegranate, hibiscus, and black cherry; with an appealing touch of earthiness and spice on the finish. And who says you can't enjoy red wine on a hot day - Zweigelt is great served slightly chilled! $16

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