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Field blend

English name for Mixed sentence; look there.

A common form of vineyard design (also a mixed set) that was widespread in Europe until the 17th century. The varieties were planted together in a vineyard for practical reasons because of the risk minimization, in order to guarantee reliability or quality that was as constant as possible. That is why varieties with different Maturity date (early to late) and mixed acidity. As a rule, up to seven varieties were planted, although these naturally differed depending on the wine-growing region. Typical varieties were Chasselas. Elbling. feeder. Hanns, Heunisch ( Gouais Blanc ) Müller-Thurgau. muscatel. Neuburger. Green grove. Orleans. Austro-White, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Noir ( Pinot Noir ) Riesling. Sylvaner. Traminer. Green Valtellina and Zierfandler, The result was often a light red wine, as there were also red varieties among them.

Mixed set - different white and red grapes mixed in the vineyard

A mixed sentence means strictly speaking read, pressed and aged together, but the grapes can of course also come from different vineyards. The name is not only used...

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