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White wine 2017 Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC Ried Nussberg Preussen dry ÖTW Erste Lage, Vienna, Austria

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large oak barrel
Registration number: #LK1150/18

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Last reviewed: 28 November, 2018

The capital of Austria is also one of the nine federal states and, with around 1.9 million inhabitants, the most populous and, at 415 square kilometres, the largest city in the country. Until 1986, Wien was also the capital of Lower Austria, the largest province in the east, when it was replaced by St. Pölten. The Danube flows through the city from north to south-east over a length of more than 20 kilometres. With over 600 hectares of vineyards, Wien is the city with the largest wine production worldwide.

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History of Viennese viticulture

Viennese viticulture has a two-and-a-half-thousand-year history and is at least as old as the...

The origin-protected term Gemischter Satz is permitted within the EU as a traditional term exclusively for Austria. In the federal capital Wien this is the typical wine served at Heurigen (Buschenschank). In order to continue the old tradition, special specifications for a Viennese Gemischter Satz were laid down by an association. The logo consists of the letters "WGS" and a stylised eye. A sustainable cultivation method is required. The varieties used are Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Muscat,...

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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