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Rotwein 2009 Süd-Burgenland Eisenberg Blaufränkisch trocken, Burgenland, Austria

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #L-E7091/10

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 23 March, 2020
Best to drink: Bis 2022+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Slightly developed aroma of blackberries, some pepper and dried herbs with red-berry aromas and mineral notes and a hint of clove spice. Ripe, juicy, firm fruit with quite present, ripe tannin and a certain acid bite, strong and lasting on the palate, again some pepper and cloves, good depth, lots of salty minerality, very slightly drying in the otherwise juicy and again spicy finish
wein.plus rating: 91+ WP
Last reviewed: 14 February, 2012
Best to drink: 2014-2022+.
Editor note: Tart nose, black berries and cherries, animal traces, herbaceous notes and floral traces, light mineral notes in the background. Firm and juicy on the palate, ripe fruit, earthy and vegetal notes, hint of old oak, elegant acid bites, fairly prominent fine, youthful tannins, persistent and full-bocied, some licorice in the background, salty mineral notes and herbs, has some depth, very good finish.

In 2016, the wine-growing regions in the Austrian province of Burgenland were restructured. In the process, the wine-growing region Südburgenland was renamed Eisenberg, but remained unchanged in its boundaries. The name Südburgenland now applies to a new Großlage.

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...

The red grape variety originates from historic Lower Styria in what is now north-eastern Slovenia. There are about 120 synonyms indicating great age and wide distribution. Some grouped alphabetically by country are Gamé(Bulgaria); Blauer Lemberger, Blauer Limberger, Blaufranchis, Hartig 353, Lemberger, Limberger (Germany); Franconien Bleu, Franconien Noir, Franconim Noir, Limberger Noir, Limberqer (France); Franconia, Franconia Nera, Franconia Nero (Italy); Borgonja, Frankovka, Frankovka Cerna, Frankovka Crna, Frankovka Modrá(Croatia); Burgundy, Early Black, Early Black, Great Burgundy, Karmazin,...

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