Daily Wine 6/14/2017

Leth Gigama 2008
An intense combination of blueberries, cherries, tobacco, dark chocolate, and toasted spices. The tannins are silky and there is a very lengthy finish.

Daily Wine 6/14/17:

Leth – Gigama – Blauer Zweigelt – Grande Reserve – Wagram – 2013

  • This is a wine made from 100% Zweigelt, a red wine grape variety developed in 1922 by crossing the grapes St. Laurent and Blaufränkish.
  • The grapes are from their oldest Zweigelt vineyards throughout the Fels area.
  • Leth is a very sustainable producer and uses no herbicides or other chemicals in viticulture.
  • The family winery is now in its third generation and their story began in the 1960s with Franz and Barbera Leth. Franz Junior is now at the helm.
  • Gigama is produced only in outstanding vintages from hand-selected grapes. Only the ripest and healthiest grapes are used.
  • The grapes are not pressed and only the free running wine is used for aging in French barriques. Gigama is aged for 24 months in 50% new oak.
  • The Wagram region is in the Niederösterreich region of northeastern Austria and is one of the premier growing regions for wines in the country.
  • Zweigelt is planted in about 14% of the region’s vineyards.
  • Pair this with pork and game.

Fels am Wagram
Fels am Wagram, Austria

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