Local Stars - Rosé & Schilcher

Local Stars

Roter Veltliner, Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Neuburger, Morillon, Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris/Grigio)

Rosé & Schilcher

The crisp, bone dry and excitingly aromatic Schilcher is a terroir-driven rosé coming exclusively from the dramatically steep hillsides of western Styria.

These aromatic grape varieties produce wines that are very typically Austrian, with a fragrance so seductive one imagines residual sugar—but the mouth-feel and finish are bone dry, with lively and vibrant acidity. These classic versions are refreshing, and thereforer ideal as an aperitif. The aromatic intensity ranges from the delicate stone-fruit nuances of lighter Rieslings and the herbal nose of Sauvignon Blanc to the rose-petal fragrance of Traminer and ultimately the incredibly intense "grapey" Muscat-toned bouquet of the Müller-Thurgau and the Muskateller.

Its stunning aroma of black currants and strawberries comes from the unusual grape Blauer Wildbacher, which is said to date all the way back to Celtic antiquity. Schilcher is a rare treat, one of the most unique terroir-wines in the world. Other fresh and crisp rosé wines come from Burgenland and Niederösterreich, frequently made from the grape variety Zweigelt.

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© AWMB / Hollinger
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© AWMB / Hollinger