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Weißwein 2020 Südsteiermark DAC Morillon Gebietswein trocken, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Gebietswein
Price: 10.00 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: stainless steel
Variety: Morillon
Registration number: #LN3491/21

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Last reviewed: 8 July, 2021

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...

The white grape variety originates from France. Although it has slight morphological differences in leaves and shoots compared to Chardonnay, it has an identical DNA profile. Morillon can be described as a variety or clone of Chardonnay. In Austrian Styria, Chardonnay is traditionally referred to as Morillon and is still partly regarded as independent there. However, both designations are also used by some producers in order to document a difference, if necessary, to a qualitatively "better" wine then designated as Chardonnay. In the other Austrian provinces, however, the name...

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