Eschenhof Holzer Wagram Zweigelt
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The Eschenhof Holzer winery is located in Großriedenthal, in the Wagram wine region. On the ~19 hectare estate, the innovative winemaker, Arnold Holzer, draws on the unique bounty of nature, with a great deal of creativity, a distinctive style and a sense for delicious creations.
It's all about the soil. The loess in this region creates the natural conditions for the rich wine. The soil drifted here in multiple layers during the last ice age, about 100.000 to 10.000 years ago and covered the sub soil with marine deposits. Due to the valuable mineral composition, the loess soil creates a balanced depository of nutrients. Thanks to it’s small granules and high capillary, the loess soil is able to preserve a lot of water for drying times. The wines that thrive in the loess region are distinguished by a particularly characterful, long lasting and delicate fruit. Mainly harvested by machine, fermented in stainless steel for 10-14 days, pressed, malolactic fermentation, claried and 1 to 1,5 year maturing (part in stainless steal, part in casks). Selected yeast is used with a controlled fermentation at 22-24°C for 10-14 days in stainless steel. Inoculated malolactic happens between pressing and clarifying.
Arnold Holzer puts the grapes through relatively cool fermentation for a red wine, around 22- 24°C. The wine is then stored in very large, very old wooden barrels (1,000 litres to 6,500 litres) for nearly a year. The grapes come from a mixture of the Eschenhof Holzer vineyards and some from neighbouring friends in Grossreidenthal. Elevated fruit avour and aroma, with violets, red fruits and black pepper spice on the finish.
Region: Lower Austria
Grape: Blauer Zweigelt 100%
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes