Any thought that Austria cannot produce world-class reds would disappear with this wine. A blend of Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, it is powerful, rich and spicy, with dense black cherry and new wood flavors. The touch of nutmeg sprinkled over the juicy fruit adds an exotic touch.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.