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Weingut Wolfgang Maitz
Winery Wines Files 3

Weißwein 2008 Süd-Steiermark Ried Hochstermetzberg Weißburgunder trocken, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Classification: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 13.50 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #N5645/09

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: good (84 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 22 December, 2010
Best to drink: Bis 2012. What our ratings mean
Editor note: Translate to English Leicht nussiger und kräuteriger Kernobst-Zitrusduft mit leichten Melonentönen. Herbe Frucht im Mund, deutlich pflanzliche Aromen, feine Säure, nicht allzu tief, aber etwas mineralisch, guter, relativ herber, ein wenig nussiger Abgang.

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 (also White Burgundy) for the grape variety Pinot Blanc; see there.
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