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Weißwein 2014 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Ried Schusterberg Morillon trocken STK Erste Lage, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Qualitätswein (quality wine)
Price: 27.50 €
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Maturing: small oak barrel
Variety: Morillon
Registration number: #LN14283/16

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (90 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 7 February, 2017
Best to drink: 2018-2024+ What our ratings mean
Editor note: Yeasty nose, light smoky and prominent mineral notes, citrus and some pomaceous fruit, tart vegetal and herbaceous aromas, shows more oak with aeration. Light-bodied, cool, bone dry, tart, juicy fruit on the palate, yeasty and nutty aromas, more light oak, lively, elegant acidity, persistent, good grip, elegant vegetal aromas, fairly prominent mineral notes, slightly spicy, still much too young, becomes more complex and even more elegant with aeration, very good firm 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...

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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