Zweigelt Rose, Josef Ehmoser, Wagram, Austria

"The Josef Ehmoser winery is located in Tiefenthal in the community of Grossweikersdorf, 30 kilometres east of Krems and 45 kilometres west of Vienna. They are in the wine growing sub-region of Wagram. The estate is run by Josef and Martina, the third generation of the Ehmoser family to do so.

100% Zweigelt, macerated on the skins before being fermented cool, and bottling after a couple of months maturation in tank on lees.

Zweigelt, when produced in a style for early-drinking, is much like a Beaujolais - fresh, lively and thirst-quenching. Made this way, as a rosé, it has those characteristics but also a spicy dryness that makes it particularly food-friendly.