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Weißwein 2020 Südsteiermark DAC Gelber Muskateller Gebietswein trocken "Sand & Schiefer", Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 11.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Gebietswein
Price: 14.00 €
Organic labeling: Certified sustainable, Organic wine
Bottle closure: Glass
Maturing: stainless steel
Registration number: #LN4705/21

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (88 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 22 July, 2021
Best to drink: Ende 2021 bis 2025+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Still youthful, rather restrained and at the same time firmly woven, somewhat floral, lightly nutty and delicately herbal nose of light yellow fruits with slightly mushroomy and mineral hints. Quite polished, firm, delicately sweet fruit with delicately creamy and a hint of black berries, lively, almost a little lemony acidity, light tannic grip and good persistence, medicinal herbs and hints of lychee in the background, salty minerality in the very good, animating, only a little muted 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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