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Christian Reiterer

Sparkling wine Western Styria/West-Steiermark Ried Engelweingarten Sekt g.U. Brut Schilcher "Alte Reben", Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Sparkling wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 11.5%
Price: 18.90 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Classical method - second fermentation in bottle
Registration number : #L-402016

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (87 WP)
Last reviewed: 15 February, 2019
Editor note: Fairly firm nose, light yeasty and floral notes, red berries, hint of pomegranate and pepper. Clear, cool, tart fruit on the palate, elegant yeasty, floral and vegetal notes, delicate hint of almonds in the background, slightly reminiscent of pistachioes, fairly fine mousse, good persistence, vegetal traces in the background, good to very good finish.
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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