Weingut Juris Zweigelt Selection 2011
Beautiful ruby red. Deep, dark berry fruit with beautiful texture and fine tannins embedded. Fruity, full bodied, juicy, and a long finish; a great vintage.
The Juris winery is located in the town of Gols, a place where wine has been the primary source of livelihood for over 2,000 years. Located halfway between Vienna and Budapest, along the northern shores of the Nesiedlersee wine district, the Stiegelmar family has been making wine since 1571. Their underground Gunther Cellar, built in 1756, maintains a perfect temperature of 50 degrees F ideal for sensitive varieties like pinot noir and Saint Laurent. Neither heated, nor cooled, the complex gravity flow system spanning four floors, maintains a constant temperature throughout the year. This is Austria's first passive-energy wine facility. On the international stage, Georg Stiegelmar was also named "Winemaker of the Year" at the 1995 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London, and was told he possessed "The total command of winemaking" by Robert Mondavi. Axel and his wife Herta carry on this tradition of excellence. Their sons Gregor and Philipp are already showing interest in continuing the family business. In addition to St. Laurent and pinot noir, Juris produces excellent zweigelt, small amounts of late-harvest zweigelt (amarone style), and white wine.