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Weingut Erich und Walter Polz
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White wine 2006 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Weißburgunder dry Steirische Klassik, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Price: 8.40 €
Bottle closue: Screw cap
Registration number: #L-15-S2588/07

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (85 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 23 May, 2007
Editor note: Firm nose with apples and honeydew melon, mineral and light herbaceous notes, nutty traces. Clear, straightforward, elegantly juicy style, fairly prominent, almost playful acidity, mienral notes on the palate, very good persistence, light acid bite, refreshing style, good finish.

One of the three specific wine growing areas in the Austrian province or generic wine growing area of Styria. The history of viticulture goes back to the fourth century BC. At the end of the 19th century, there were still 35,000 hectares of vineyards in Lower Styria, as it was then called, in the monarchy - that was about 15 times as much as today. At that time, however, this included areas that are now in Slovenia. The Habsburg Archduke Johann (1782-1859) set the course for Styrian quality viticulture here by founding an experimental vineyard near Marburg. At that time, the Pinot Blanc from the Jerusalem vineyard, which...

The province of Styria with its capital Graz is located in the southeast of Austria. It borders on the federal states of Carinthia (SW), Salzburg (W), Upper Austria (N), Lower Austria (N) and Burgenland (O) as well as Slovenia in the south. The Celts already practised cultivated viticulture from the fourth century BC onwards. As in the whole of Central Europe, Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) gave new impulses to viticulture. The Roman Catholic Church and its monasteries, especially the Abbey Rein of the...

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...

Synonym (also White Burgundy) for the grape variety Pinot Blanc; see there.
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