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Weißwein 2009 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Ried Krois Muskateller trocken, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: large wood
Variety: Muskateller
Registration number: #N6739/10

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: very good (87 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 3 June, 2011
Editor note: Fairly mature nose, citrus with some exotic fruit, touch of muscat, vegetal, floral and earthy traces, hint of nutty oak. Clear fruit on the palate, more delicate spicy oak, very elegant acidity, vegetal and spicy notes, muscat and floral notes, creamy, good persistence, mineral notes in the background, hint of pine needles, very good finish.

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 effect on viticulture. This...

First and foremost, this term is associated with the name of a grape variety. In fact, it is an umbrella term for various varieties, crossings or new breeds with Muskateller participation and also not so rarely unrelated grape varieties. Therefore, one cannot speak of a group of varieties and certainly not of a Muskateller family (the same phenomenon, by the way, also applies to the four name groups Lambrusco, Malvasia, Trebbiano and Vernaccia). There are Muscat varieties with berries in every conceivable shade of white, yellow, grey, green, pink, red, brown, purple,...

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