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Weißwein 2020 Südsteiermark DAC Gelber Muskateller trocken "Vom Sand", Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 9.90 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #LN4122/21

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (86 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 9 September, 2021
Best to drink: Bis 2024+. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Cool, still yeasty, somewhat dried-herbal and delicately floral core and stone fruit scent with almond and slightly black berry hints. Rather lean, still youthful fruit with a hint of pepper, fine acidity, hints of tannin, some persistence, chalky tones on the good finish.

Since the 2018 vintage, wine-legally defined DAC area (specific wine-growing region) in the Austrian wine-growing region of Styria (generic wine-growing region). See under Südsteiermark.

The province of Styria with its capital Graz is located in the south-east of Austria. It borders the provinces of Carinthia (SW), Salzburg (W), Upper Austria (N), Lower Austria (N) and Burgenland (E), as well as Slovenia in the south. The Celts practised cultivated viticulture as early as the fourth century BC. As in all of Central Europe, Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) gave new impetus to viticulture. In the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church and its monasteries, especially Rein Abbey of the ZisterzienserCistercian...

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...

Synonym for the grape variety Muscat Blanc; see there.

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