Allram Villa Strass Zweigelt 2017
A soft, fruity red wine which is very approachable and easy drinking, great when slightly chilled
This Zweigelt (a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent) is a soft, fruity red wine which is very approachable and easy drinking. A violet-red colour in the glass this has aromas of fresh red fruit and cherry. The palate continues the flavours on the nose with soft tannins and bright cherry. A great wine which can be slightly chilled to bring out extra flavours. Drink now or over the next year or so.
Austrian family-run estate Allram have long been one of the leading wineries in the prestigious Kamptal region. Owners Michaela and Erich Haas-Allram have holdings of both Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in some of Austria's most prized vineyards including Heiligenstein, Gaisberg and Renner. For the past three years however their son, 28 year old Lorenz, has been at the winemaking helm. Lorenz aims to harvest the very best fruit at perfect ripeness, and to produce clean, modern wines which show superb balance and real varietal character, with intensity and finesse. He's certainly hit the ground running!
The Villa Strass wines are easy drinking, approachable, delicious introductions to Austrian wine and are made from grapes sourced outside of Allram's famous Kamptal vineyards.