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Christian Reiterer

Schilcher 2017 Western Styria/West-Steiermark Ried Lamberg dry Rosé, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Schilcher
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 12.5%
Price: 7.90 €
Bottle closue: Screw cap
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #LN7155/18

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (86 WP)
Last reviewed: 17 February, 2019
Editor note: Cool, polished nose, light floral notes, red berries and citrus fruit. Clear, elegant, juicy, cool fruit on the palate, very elegant, lively acidity, floral and vegetal traces, good persistence, polisedwith some bite, salty traces in the background, good to very good crisp, fresh, tart, juicy finish. A pleasure to drink.
Best to drink: To 2020

The winery is located in the municipality of Lamberg-Wies in the Austrian wine-growing region of Western Styria. The manor house, which is situated on a hill overlooking the Koralpe, dates back to the 17th century. It is run by Christian Reiterer, who produced his first wine in 1991 after attending the Silberberg School of Viticulture, a practice in Italy and training at the University of Montpellier. The vineyards cover 55 hectares in the areas Engelweingarten, Lamberg and Riemerberg. They are mainly planted with the leading variety Blauer Wildbacher, as well as smaller quantities of the white wine varieties...

The red grape variety comes from Austria. Synonyms are Blauer Kracher, Blauer Kräutler, Melbertraube, Schilcher, Schilchertraube, Schlehenblauer and Wildbacher. About the origin there are different versions. According to a hypothesis that is not very credible, the Celts are said to have already made wine from wild vines in the area of present-day Styria in 400 BC. In the 19th century, some ampelographs assumed that it was directly domesticated from wild vines. The ampelograph Franz Xaver Trummer (1800-1858) in turn determined the bird grape as an ancestor in 1841. According to...

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