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Red wine 2007 Lake Neusiedel/Neusiedlersee dry illmitzer weg, Burgenland, Austria

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Price: 14.50 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Variety: Zweigelt.
Registration number : #L-E2353/09

Wine Review Report :

Wein-Plus rating: Good (82 WP)
Last reviewed: 19 January 2010
Editor note: Fairly mature nose, berry fruit, earthy notes and potatoes, herbaceous notes, undergrowth and old oak. Light vegetal notes on the palate, light lactic and volatile notes, sweet and sour fruit, delicate integrated spicy oak, appears slightly older than it is, medium integrated tannins, medium body, oaky notes on an attractive finish.

The province of Burgenland with the capital Eisenstadt is located in the very east of Austria. It borders Slovakia in the north, Hungary in the east, Slovenia in the south for a few kilometres and the two Austrian provinces of Lower Austria and Styria in the west. Wine-growing has been of great importance here for at least two and a half millennia, which is underlined by the regional variation of the historian Johannes Aventinus (1477-1534)'s saying "Extra Pannoniam non es vita; si est vita, non est ita" (You cannot live outside Pannonia; if you can live, you cannot live like here)....

The red grape variety ( breeding number Klosterneuburg 181-2-71) is a new breed between St. Laurent x Blaufränkisch (which happened through in 1997 DNA analysis has been confirmed). Synonyms are Blue Zweigeltrebe, Blauer Zweigelt, Cvaigelt, Cveigelt, Klosterneuburg 71, Rotburger, Semenac Cerni 71, Zweigelt 71, Zweigeltrebe and Zwiegel. The cross was made in 1922 by Dr. Fritz Zweigelt (1888-1964) on Klosterneuburg Wine Institute (Lower Austria), which gave it the name Rotburger. It was not until 1975 that she received the Qualitätswein-RebsortenQuality wine grape...

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