The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
LIGHT / BRIGHT REDS
2017 ZWEIGELT, Villa Strass, Allram. Austria
In the UK Austria is at last being recognised as a great white wine producing country; the reds are generally less 'serious' but Zweigelt like this rivals the best lighter reds from Beaujolais or northern Italy.
"In 1992, Michaela Haas-Allram took over her parents’ business and ever since has operated the winery together with her husband, Erich Haas. A modern basement facility over three floors, with perfectly succeeded integration of the old wooden barrel cellar and the traditional wine press house, as tasting and showroom creates a perfect balance between tradition and tomorrow".
The 30 hectare estate is now run by the son Lorenz Allram, one of Austria's many dynamic and well-travelled new generation of winemakers. He visited us in April 2018 to show his impressive range.
This wine is labelled Villa Strass as they reserve the Allram name for wines from estate-grown fruit.
£13.78 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£13.05 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
10% discount on mixed cases of 12.