One of the five specific wine regions in the Austrian state or generic wine-growing region Burgenland, In 2016, a restructuring took place, with changes in names and territorial boundaries. The former name of southern Burgenland was replaced by Eisenberg. The new name was chosen because the "ü" could interfere with the export and "Eisenberg" was also once the name of the traditional wine-growing region. From the 12th century, the Catholic monastic order of the Cistercian much contributed to the development of viticulture.
The area extends south of the Günser Bergland and lies on the border Hungary, The Pinkatal wine route leads from the largest wine-growing community Rechnitz in the north along the Hungarian border over the communities Eisenberg on the Pinka with the Riede Szápari, such as German shooters with the vineyards carnival, Ratchets and vineyard to the south. Other municipalities are Eberau, Güssing, Hannersdorf, Heiligenbrunn (Uhudler community with Uhudler wine shop), Moschendorf (with wine museum and Uhudler wine shop) and Strem.
Eisenberg differs by the climatic conditions of the northern wine-growing areas of Burgenland, especially by higher rainfall. The mild, pannonic climate is characterized by intense sunshine. The forests favor a cooling in the nights. The soils consist mainly of iron-containing, clayey clay. After Phylloxera disaster At the beginning of the 20th century, the birth of the rustic, southern Burgenland specialty struck here Uhudler,
In 2017, the vineyards covered a total of 515 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 2009 with 499 hectares, this was an increase of 3%. The proportion of white wines is 47.7%, the proportion of red wines 52.3%. Blaufränkisch dominated with more than a third followed by Welschriesling and Zweigelt:
Grape variety - Austrian
officially permitted in Austria
|Zweigelt||Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger||red||32||6.2||36|
|Gem. Set knows||-||White||28||5.5||17.3|
|White Burgundy||Pinot Blanc, Klevner||White||12.2||2.4||11|
|White Riesling||Riesling, Rhine Riesling||White||8.1||1.6||8.5|
|Chardonnay||Morillon - Not used in Bgld||White||7.4||1.4||9|
|Blue Burgundy||Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir||red||6.5||1.3||6|
|muscatel||Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc||White||4.3||0.8||1.3|
|and white varieties||-||White||39.6||7.7||26|
|and red varieties||-||red||6.9||1.3||0.1|
From the 2008/2009 vintage, the quality controlled Eisenberg DAC was introduced. All other quality wines have to with the ancestry Burgenland, the land wines under the wine-growing region designation wine country be marketed. In addition to the generally valid DAC conditions the following rules apply:
The red wines must from the quality wine Rebsorte Blaufränkisch be prepared, any blend with another variety is prohibited. The bottle needs to be specific capsule whose appearance is determined by the regional wine committee. The date for the request to obtain the State test number is staggered in time. In the case of a positive decision (usually within one week), marketing may take place. There are two quality categories or terms:
Classic : The aging of the wines can take place in steel tanks or in wooden barrels, but they must not have any or a barely perceptible wood tone ( toast flavor ) respectively. The alcohol content must be 12.5 or 13% vol. As a closure screw cap or natural cork is required. The application may be submitted at the earliest from the 1st of August of the year following the harvest (a notification usually takes place within one week).
reserve : The extension must be in the traditional large wooden barrel or in Barrique done, so here are wood flavors allowed. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. When shutter is only natural corks allowed. The application may be submitted at the earliest from 1 February of the second year following the harvest.
The regional viticulture federation Weinidylle Southern Burgenland sets marketing activities and quality-enhancing measures. Well-known producers are Great wine. Kopfensteiner. Body Erich. Krutzler Reinhold. Slate Uwe. Schützenhof. Unger Gerald. Wachter-Wiesler. Wallner Gerhard. Weber Alfred and Weninger Franz,