It is above all the Zweigelt grape variety that drove me to order just this wine with an excellent meal in a restaurant. Zweigelt is a wine that I have taken to my heart. Why? Maybe because Austrian wines are rare here in Switzerland (especially in restaurants), maybe because I like the slightly smoky flavour of the single-varietal Zweigelt so much, or maybe because I recently had an excellent Zweigelt from eastern Switzerland in my glass. The second incentive, however, is the assemblage: an alternative to the Bordeaux blend that is rampant worldwide? I was simply curious. Cassis, blue berries, wood notes were already slightly reminiscent of the Bordelais. But it is - thank God - not a cuddly blend, nor is it a competition to the classic Bordelaux. The share of Cabernet Sauvignon is much too small (probably around 15 percent) and the grape variety Blaufränkisch cannot bring the melting of Merlot. So - this cuvée is definitely a wine in its own right: self-confident and modest in a certain sense. In other words, it makes little fuss about its quality. It rests quietly within itself: velvety and very full-bodied, especially on the finish. I am tempted to say: a cool beauty, little known (among us) and probably so attractive for that very reason.