Paul D., Zweigelt, Wagram, Austria, 2018
SPICY EARTH, RASPBERRY FRUIT, A HINT OF SMOKE
The family’s farm dates back to 1849, and Paul Direder is carrying on the family’s agricultural name with none other than Anton Bauer as his mentor. Spicy, soft, medium to full-bodied, with raspberry, soft tannins, and not an iota of oak to be found. this wine is pure drinkability, perfect for the summer; it’s also a liter, just the right size for bringing to picnics, cookouts, and porch hangouts. Serve slightly chilled.
Serving Suggestion: Grilled chicken, salmon, & burgers. Fish or tofu in a mild tomato coconut curry sauce. Leek & feta flatbread.