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Weingut Josef und Melitta Igler

Red wine 2017 dry Classic, Burgenland, Austria

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Price: 6.80 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: large oak barrel
Registration number : #LE4041/18

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 29 November, 2018

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)....

The red grape variety originates from the historical Lower Styria (Austria-Hungary) in today's northeast Slovenia. There are about 120 synonyms, which indicate a high age and wide distribution. Some of them are grouped alphabetically by country: 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,...

The red grape variety(breeding number Klosterneuburg 181-2-71) is a new variety 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 Vine...

The red grape variety probably comes from Austria. There are about 40 synonyms, the most important ones grouped alphabetically by country are Saint Laurent, Schwarze Lorenztraube, Schwarzer(Germany); Saint Laurent(France); Blauer St. Laurent, Laurenzitraube, Saint Laurent, Saint-Lorentz, Sankt Laurent(Austria); Svätovavrinecké(Slovakia); Lovricanka, Lovrijenac, Sentlovrenka(Slovenia); Svatovavřinecké, Vavrinak, Vavřinecké(Czech Republic) The village of St. Laurent in the Médoc, however, has no connection with the vine, as the ampelographer Victor Vermorel...

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