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Rotwein 2008 Lake Neusiedel/Neusiedlersee Zweigelt Spätlese süß Sweet Red, Burgenland, Austria

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 11%
Sweetness: süß (sweet)
Predicate: Spätlese (late harvest (Spaetlese))
Price: 5.50 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Zweigelt
Registration number: #E4009/09

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: good (84 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 22 January, 2010
Editor note: Intense nose, overripe preserved mixed berries, plum puree, vegetal notes and mushrooms. Harmonious on the palate, well balanced sweetness, dark caramel, preserved berries and plums, raisins, hint of molasses, herbaceous and vegetal notes, very moderate tannins, hint of acidity, traditional style, approachable and refreshing, attractive finish.

The federal state of Burgenland with its capital Eisenstadt is located in the very east of Austria. It borders Slovakia to the north, Hungary to the east, Slovenia for a few kilometres to the south and the two Austrian provinces of Lower Austria and Styria to the west. Viticulture has been of great importance here for two and a half millennia, which is underlined by the saying "Extra Pannoniam non es vita; si est vita, non est ita" (Outside Pannonia , one cannot live; if one can live, then not like here), originating from the historian Johannes Aventinus (1477-1534). Along with...

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

The red grape variety (breeding number Klosterneuburg 181-2-71) is a new breeding between St. Laurent x Blaufränkisch (which was confirmed by DNA analyses carried out in 1997). Synonyms are Blaue Zweigeltrebe, Blauer Zweigelt, Cvaigelt, Cveigelt, Klosterneuburg 71, Rotburger, Semenac Cerni 71, Zweigelt 71, Zweigeltrebe and Zwiegelt. The cross was made in 1922 by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt (1888-1964) at the Klosterneuburger Weinbauinstitut (Lower Austria), who gave it the name Rotburger. It was not until 1975, in the course of the...

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