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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Hahndorf Hill 'Zsa Zsa' Zweigelt Rosé 2015

I tried to research the etymology of the grape name, as to my (admittedly schoolboy) German, it would literally mean two (zwei) and money (gelt). 

Therefore I wondered if historically it either yielded twice, or  - more likely - was used in two different fashions: as a red and as a Rosé (saignee or such). The things you ponder.....

Website reports as 'Sold Out' now - shame, great drinking and a sure thing for the warmer months that seem some way ahead, as I write this in June.

Toffee apple, Turkish delight; soft, rounded berry aromatics. Good bracing acidity, afore softer red berry elements - consistent, tangy cherry and a little spice. 

Good length - lovely balance of fruit, textural fullness and savoury nuances. 91 

Tasted on: Monday 25th April, a Leaf day
Source: Cellar Door
Price: $25
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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