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Red wine 2004 Lake Neusiedel/Neusiedlersee Zweigelt dry Reserve, Burgenland, Austria

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Variety: Zweigelt
Registration number: #L-E797/08

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Last reviewed: 9 November, 2010

The province of Burgenland with the capital Eisenstadt is located in the very east of Austria. It borders Slovakia in the north, Hungary in the east, Slovenia in the south for a few kilometres and the two Austrian provinces of Lower Austria and Styria in the west. Wine-growing has been of great importance here for at least two and a half millennia, which is underlined by the regional variation of the historian Johannes Aventinus (1477-1534)'s saying "Extra Pannoniam non es vita; si est vita, non est ita" (You cannot live outside Pannonia; if you can live, you cannot live like here)....

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(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 Blauer Zweigeltrebe, Blauer Zweigelt, Cvaigelt, Cveigelt, Klosterneuburg 71, Rotburger, Semenac Cerni 71, Zweigelt 71, Zweigeltrebe and Zwiegelt. The crossing was carried out in 1922 by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt (1888-1964) at the Klosterneuburg Viticulture Institute (Lower Austria), who gave it the name Rotburger. It was only in 1975, in the course of the Qualitätswein-RebsortenQuality...

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