This is Austria's most popular and most widely planted red grape variety which can produce wines very similar in style to Pinot Noir. The grape originated back in 1922 by Dr Zweigelt by crossing two grape variates Blaufrankisch for the body and St-Laurent for its acidity. It is popular in Austria as it is a late budding and early ripening grape helping growers to avoid the perils of frost.Read More
Austria and parts of Germany and Britain. Some planting in California though of no commercial value.
Can produce a range of wine styles. Mainly medium to full bodied styles that can be drunk up to five years.