Szigeti (pronounced ZIG-it-ee) began in 1991 when brothers Norbert and Peter Szigeti took over the family business. Szigeti operates as a négociant, buying fruit from contracted growers and owning no vineyards. A broad range of wines are produced, all by the traditional method, and all made in fresh style with clear varietal expression.
Szigeti produces wine from contracted growers in Burgenland and Niederösterreich and works closely with their partners to obtain grapes explicitly grown to produce quality sparkling wine. The designation "Österreichischer Sekt g.U." (Austrian Sekt with Protected Designation of Origin) applies to the entire production.
Zero Dosage Brut Nature is 100% Welschriesling, hand-harvested from contracted growers in Pamhagen in Burgenland near the Hungarian border. Alcoholic fermentation with Champagne yeasts in stainless steel tanks precedes second fermentation in bottle and 12 months aging en tirage. Riddling is by gyropalette, and bottled with zero dosage.
Szigeti seeks to produce wines in a fresh style with clear varietal expression. Zero Dosage Brut Nature shows ripe apple, fresh brioche, and notes of baking spices and meadow herbs on the nose. The palate is lively with fresh pear, balanced acidity, with a lingering and very dry finish.
Zero Dosage Brut Nature will accent simply prepared fish and shellfish like the way a squeeze of lemon might. The citrus character of this wine will highlight the brininess of raw oysters, sushi, or grilled prawns while its acidity and texture perfectly compliment veal schnitzel and fried chicken.