This is Markowitsch's flagship wine, from the Rosenberg vineyard. The blend varies from year to year, but always includes at least 50% Zweigelt, along with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This 2003 is as powerful and intense as is to be expected from a wine of this vintage, but is saved by its structure. It is rich, ripe and very open, with damson, black currants and creamy wood flavors blending well together.
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.