Daily Wine 6/14/17:
- 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.