Located in the Grossriedenthal area of the Wagram region, Josef Bauer, alongside his wife Eva Maria, comprise the extraordinary winemakers of Weingut Familie Bauer. The Bauer family can trace their lineage back to 1796 when the farms in Grossriedenthal were used predominantly for animals, but since 1983 they have been focused on winemaking. Josef took over the estate in 2001, instituting major improvements in the vineyard and winery to improve quality, thus making them one of the best producers in the region. The estate cultivates approximately 20 hectares of vineyards using organic practices to improve every aspect of the environment, from cover crops to creating optimal conditions for predators to dissuade pests that could affect the vines. These practices, they believe, reflect the natural terroir found in their wines.
The ‘Zweigelt’ is made from grape vines ranging between 10-40 years of age and cultivated from various sites in the Niederösterreich. The wine remains on the lees for 4 months and is aged for 6 months in stainless steel as well. The NV20 Zweigelt is juicy and vibrant with loads of fresh red fruit flavours and clean, refreshing acidity. There's hints of anise, black pepper and chocolate underpinning the mountains of red cherry and raspberry notes. Truly a vin de soif.
Clean and easy drinking on its own or a beautiful complement to grilled salmon or trout, delicious sausages and simple salads.