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Weißwein 2005 Wachau Ried Hochrain Weißburgunder trocken, Lower Austria/Niederösterreich, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 18.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #L/F2361/06

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Last reviewed: 4 June, 2008

The federal state of Lower Austria with its capital St. Pölten is located in the east of Austria. With an area of around 19,200 km², it is the largest federal state. It surrounds the Austrian federal capital Wien, borders the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the north-east, Burgenland to the south-east, Styria to the south and Upper Austria to the west.

Even before the soldiers of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus (232-282) brought wine presses to the Danube, the indigenous people pressed the so-called Marcomanni wine. Viticulture was...

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...

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