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Rosalia DAC

Description to Rosalia DAC

One of the five specific wine-growing regions in the Austrian province or generic wine-growing region of Burgenland. In 2016, a restructuring took place with partial changes in the designations and area boundaries. The newly defined Rosalia winegrowing region replaced the former Großlage in the political district of Mattersburg in 2017. This comprises 19 municipalities, including Bad Sauerbrunn, Forchtenstein, Loipersbach, Mattersburg and the main town of Pöttelsdorf. It is named after the Heuberg, the highest elevation of the Rosalien Mountains (748 metres), a foothill of the Alps, which is also called Rosalia. Because of the strawberry, wine, sweet chestnut and many fruit varieties, it was given the epithet "Sweet Region". Large parts are designated as a nature park. The area adjoins the Leithaberg wine-growing region to the south.

Rosalia - Weinberge

Grape varieties

Pannonian climate prevails. In combination with geologically young deposits of a primeval sea with sandy soils, there are favourable conditions for viticulture with especially red wine varieties. In 2017, the vineyards covered 297 hectares of vines. A well-known producer is the Domaine Pöttelsdorf.

Rosalia - Karte mit Rebflächen

Grape variety - österr
Main name

officially permitted in Austria
Synonyms

Colour

Hectare
2017

%-Ant
2017

Blaufränkisch - red 155 52,0
Zweigelt Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger red 46 15,5
Grüner Veltliner Weißgipfler white 21,5 7,3
Blue Burgundy Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir red 8,9 3,0
Merlot - red 7,0 2,4
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 6,4 2,2
Neuburger - white 5,0 1,7
Blauburger - red 4,9 1,6
Common set white - white 4,6 1,5
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner white 4,2 1,4
Sauvignon Blanc Muscat Sylvaner white 3,9 1,3
Chardonnay - white 3,7 1,2
St. Laurent - red 3,2 1,1
Welschriesling - white 2,9 1,0
Müller-Thurgau Rivaner white 1,9 0,7
Muscat Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc white 1,8 0,6
Blue Portugieser - red 1,7 0,6
White Riesling Riesling, Rhine Riesling white 0,9 0,3
Cabernet Franc - red 0,9 0,3
Muscat Ottonel - white 0,7 0,2
Scheurebe Seedling 88 white 0,7 0,2
Roesler - red 0,5 0,2
Rathay - red 0,4 0,1
Traminer Gewürztraminer, Red T., Yellow T. white 0,3 0,1
Frühroter Veltliner - white 0,3 0,1
Grey Burgundy Pinot Gris, Ruländer white 0,2 0,1
Sylvaner Green Sylvaner white 0,2 0,1
Syrah Shiraz red 0,1 -
Rotgipfler - white 0,1 -
Bouvier - white 0,1 -
other white varieties - white 3,2 1,1
other red varieties - red 6,3 2,1
WHITE VARIETIES 56 18,9
RED SORT 241 81,1
TOTAL 297 100

DAC system

Starting with the 2017 vintage, the origin-controlled quality level Rosalia DAC was introduced. All other quality wines must be marketed with the origin Burgenland, the country wines under the winegrowing region designation Weinland. In addition to the generally valid DAC conditions, the following rules apply:

The red wine Rosalia DAC must be produced from the varieties Blaufränkisch or Zweigelt with at least 85% each. The alcohol content must be at least 12% vol., the residual sugar content must not exceed 4 g/l. The wine must be matured in stainless steel tanks or in large wooden barrels. The wines should have a multi-layered and regionally typical bouquet as well as a finesse-rich, fruity and spicy taste.

For the red wine Rosalia DAC Reserve, the general regulations for reserve apply. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. The indication of a vineyard on the label is permitted.

Rosalia DAC Rosé must be vinified from one or more red quality wine grape varieties (according to Austrian wine law). The indication of a grape variety on the label is not permitted, but the indication of a vineyard is. The wine must be matured dry in stainless steel tanks or in wooden barrels. It must have a bouquet of red berries and a fresh, fruity and spicy taste.

The application for the state inspection number may be submitted from 1 January of the year following the harvest. In the case of the Reserve level, this may be done from 1 May of the second year following the harvest.

Vineyards: Harald Michael Seymann
Map: © ÖWM

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