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Eisenberg

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.

Eisenberg - Eisenberg at the Pinka with vineyards

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 - Card with vineyards

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,

Blend

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
main name

officially permitted in Austria
Synonyms

colour

hectare
2017

% -Ant
2017

hectare
2009

Blaufränkisch - red 185 35.8 179
Riesling - White 99 19.1 102
Zweigelt Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger red 32 6.2 36
Green Valtellina Weißgipfler White 28 5.5 33
Gem. Set knows - White 28 5.5 17.3
Merlot - red 20 3.9 19
White Burgundy Pinot Blanc, Klevner White 12.2 2.4 11
Cabernet Sauvignon - red 11.7 2.3 10.5
White Riesling Riesling, Rhine Riesling White 8.1 1.6 8.5
Müller-Thurgau rivaner White 7.7 1.5 10.5
ChardonnayMorillon - Not used in Bgld White 7.4 1.4 9
Blue Burgundy Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir red 6.5 1.3 6
Sauvignon Blanc Muskat-Sylvaner White 6.3 1.2 5
muscatel Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc White 4.3 0.8 1.3
Blauburger - red 4.2 0.8 6
Scheurebe Seedling 88 White 3.1 0.6 2.3
Syrah Shiraz red 2.8 0.5 2.4
Goldburger - White 2.6 0.5 3.2
St. Laurent - red - - 0.7
Cabernet Franc - red 0.9 0.2 0.1
and white varieties - White 39.6 7.7 26
and red varieties - red 6.9 1.3 0.1
WHITE VARIETIES 246 47.7 233
RED VARIETIES 269 52.3 266
TOTAL 515 100 499

DAC system

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,

Images: © ÖWM - Egon Mark

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