The Patron Saints Pankratius, Servatius, Bonifatius and Sophie all celebrate their Name Days between 12 May and 15 May respectively, the period when a late frost can be potentially destructive for the vines.
Sweet wine produced from crushed frozen grapes
A speciality from Austria and Germany. Ice Wine may only be produced using grapes that are completely frozen at the time of harvest and pressing (between minus 6 and minus 10 degrees Celsius, according to the sugar content). The minimum must weigt ist 25° KMW and production in Austria is dominant in Wagram, the Weinviertel and Burgenland.
wine produced from black grapes, that is pressed straight away
large bottle format
A bottle wine capacity of 6 litres, also known as a Methusalem.
artificial impregnation or addition of carbon dioxide
The impregnation of carbon dioxide is a common and efficient practice in the production of sparkling wine. The wine label must specify, that the sparkling wine was produced using added carbon dioxide.
Important information about the wine, e.g. producer, variety, vintage and so on, is imprinted, or branded onto the cork closure.
practice in viticulture
Describes a sustainable form of viticulture, with minimal use of chemical substances and an incorporation of organic winemaking practices. This environmentally form of viticulture is practised by a large majority of Austrian producers.
Describes the complexity and intensity of a wine.
inter-specific hybrid varieties
crossing of two inter-specific hybrid vine varieties
The result of crossing two inter-specific hybrid vine varieties, usually between native American and European (Vitis vinifera) vine varieties. The robust hybrids are also known as inter-specific crossings.
This term refers to those grape vine varieties, that are ungrafted, and also includes inter-specific hybrid crossings with American and European varieties.
A wine described with an international style usually refers to wines that have undergone the malolactic fermentation and maturation in oak barrels, as well as wines that display little or no regional typicity.