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Christian Reiterer

Sparkling wine Extra Dry Schilcher, Rosé, Austria

Type: Sparkling wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 11.5%
Price: 10.90 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Steel
Registration number : #L18141

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (85 WP)
Last reviewed: 15 February, 2019
Editor note: Cool nose, light yeasty and vegetal notes, citrus fruit, hint of red berries, delicate floral traces. Light-bodied, cool, very slightly sweetish fruit on the palate, yeasty, light vegetal and floral notes, fairly fine mousse, light tannic touch, fairly persistent, fairly good finish.
Best to drink: 2019

In Austria, viticulture has been practised since the time of the Celtic settlement almost 3,000 years ago. The Burgenland community of Zagersdorf and the Lower Austrian community of Stillfried in the Weinviertel are considered the oldest winegrowing communities in Austria. In both places grape seeds were found which date from 700 and 900 BC respectively and can be clearly assigned to the species Vitis vinifera. The lifting by Emperor Domitian (51-96) of the ban on planting vines outside Italy by Emperor Probus (232-282) had a positive effect on viticulture. This was the...

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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