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Weißwein 2007 Štajerska Slovenija Sipon trocken, Podravje, Slovenia

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Kakovostno Vino (Qualitätswein) (Kakovostno Vino (quality wine))
Price: Up to 15.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Sipon
Registration number: #DvMB569/09/S

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Last reviewed: 9 February, 2011
Wine-growing region in the Slovenian Podravje wine region; see there.

One of the three wine-growing regions in Slovenia in the east of the country on the borders to Austria (southern Styria) and Hungary. The name means "Drauland". It lies between the rivers Mura (Mur) and Drava (Drau) with the wine-growing centre Maribor (Marburg). In this town there is an allegedly 400 year old vine (see Žametovka). One of the most important Slovenian wine routes also begins in the old town centre. The Podravje wine-growing region is divided into two wine regions: Stajerska Slovenija with 8,685 hectares (Haloze, Ljutomer-Ormoz, Maribor, Ptuj-Srednje Slovenske Gorice, Radgona-Kapela and Smarje-Virstanj) and Prekmurje...

The first vines were planted in this area by the Celts some 2,400 years ago. The Romans influenced viticulture especially in the area of Poetovium (Ptuj = Pettau). The Roman wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned viticulture in the Karst region and described these wines as an elixir of life. During the migration of peoples, viticulture came to a standstill again. But in the Middle Ages, the wines were highly valued at the courts of the imperial Wien and archbishopric of Salzburg. The Austrian Archduke Johann (1782-1859) owned a model vineyard near Maribor (Marburg). Even today, the influences of the historical and long affiliation with...

Synonym for the grape variety Furmint; see there.

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