One of the five specific ones wine regions in the Austrian state or generic wine-growing region Burgenland, In 2016 there was a restructuring with changes in the names and the area boundaries. Leithaberg covers parts of the wine-growing regions Neusiedlersee Hill Country (the name no longer exists) and Lake Neusiedl, These are the free city Eisenstadt, the political district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung with the municipalities Breitenbrunn, Donnerskirchen, Großhöflein, Hornstein, Loretto, Mörbisch, Oggau, Oslip, Purbach, St. Margarethen, Schützen am Gebirge, Siegendorf, St. Georgen, St. Margarethen, Wulkaprodersdorf and Zagersdorf, as well as the communities Jois and winches (both previously Neusiedlersee). At your own request, the community belongs Rust not included (no longer belongs to an area). In addition, some of the community's vineyards became Leithaberg Neusiedl am See assigned, the rest of the Neusiedler Rieden belongs to the Neusiedlersee wine region.
One discovered at Zagersdorf Celtic Tumuli from the 7th century BC with grape seed remains. That's why the place counts next to it Stillfried in the Weinviertel as the oldest Austrian wine-growing community. A few centuries later, Roman settlers planted vines and initiated viticulture. Burgenland was badly affected by the Turkish invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries. From the time of the first Turkish siege in Vienna in 1529, the well-known legend of the "Purbacher Turk", who slept through the march of his troops due to excessive wine consumption. When he woke up, he climbed into a fireplace and got stuck in the end. He was let live, later he married a woman from Purbach and even became a wine grower.
From the municipality of Donnerskirchen dates from 1526 one of the oldest, documented mentions of one Trockenbeerenauslese, the so-called Lutherwein, And in Mörbisch, the “Opera Ball Wine” was created for the famous ball in the Vienna State Opera. Known vineyards are Altenberg. Bandkräftn. Gmärk. Goldberg. Greiner. Mariental. stone mill and Tatschler, The Pannonian climate is characterized by mild spring, dry summer and mostly beautiful autumn. The area extends to the border too Hungary along the Neusiedlersee, which regulates the climate and acts as a heat store. The landscape is therefore also characterized by reeds and water. The Leitha Mountains, the last foothills of the Alps in the north, form a protective wall against cold winds. The soils at about 400 meters above sea level consist of shell limestone and slate with a higher proportion of clay at the foot of the slopes.
In 2017, the vineyards covered a total of 3,097 hectares of vineyards. The former Neusiedlersee Huegelland wine region was significantly larger in 2009 at 3,576 hectares, but this cannot be compared due to changes in boundaries. The proportion of white wines is 54.7%, the proportion of red wines is 55.3%.
| Grape variety - Austrian |
| officially permitted in Austria |
|colour|| hectare |
| % -Ant |
| hectare |
|Zweigelt||Blauer Zweigelt, Rotburger||red||348||11.2||369|
|Chardonnay||Morillon - Not used in the Bgld||White||161||5.2||144|
|White Burgundy||Pinot Blanc, Klevner||White||142||4.6||166|
|Blue burgundy||Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir||red||82||2.6||105|
|According to sentence white||-||White||49||1.6||66|
|muscatel||Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc||White||34.3||1.1||26|
|White Riesling||Riesling, Rheinriesling||White||29.5||1.0||37|
|Traminer||Gewurztraminer, Red T., Yellow T.||White||25.3||0.8||38.5|
|Gray burgundy||Pinot gris, Ruländer||White||8.1||0.3||13|
|and. white varieties||-||White||11.2||0.4||14.5|
|and. red varieties||-||red||4.9||0.2||0.1|
From the 2008 vintage (red wines) and 2009 (white wines), the origin-controlled quality level Leithaberg DAC was introduced. All other quality wines have to with the origin Burgenland, the Vins under the wine-growing region designation wine country be marketed. The administration, as well as the production of the level wines for quality assurance is carried out by the Leithaberg association. There are red and white wines. The red wine has to go Blaufränkisch are pressed, with a maximum of 15% blended with the varieties Pinot Noir. St. Laurent and Zweigelt is permissible. It is in a wooden barrel with a subtle wood note ( toast flavor ) expanded. They may be marketed no earlier than September 1 of the year following the harvest.
For the white wines, the varieties Chardonnay. Green Valtellina. Neuburger and Pinot Blanc sorted or in any Cuvée be used. They are mainly dry-aged in wooden barrels (regardless of their size) and should have a long life and development potential. The alcohol content must be at least 12.5 to a maximum of 13.5% vol. The taste is said to be local typicality with the attributes spicy. elegant and mineral exhibit. A primary fruit and a noticeable wood tone ( toast flavor ) are not desired. The wines may be marketed no earlier than September 1st of the year following the harvest.
Well-known producers are Bachkönig. Bayer Josef. Bichler Hans. Braunstein Birgit. Elfenhof. Esterházy. Feiler-Artinger. Fink Hermann. Giefing Erich. Gmeiner Bert. Grenzhof-Fiedler. Hammer Markus. Hartl Toni. Höpler Christof. Humer device. Emperor Rudolf. Monastery at the Spitz. Siegendorf monastery cellar. Kollwentz. Force Harald. Kugler Josef. Leberl Alexander. Liegenfeld. MAD house Marienberg. Mariell. Moser Hans. Nehrer Johann. Piribauer. Pretterebner Rolf. Prieler Georg. Rainprecht Christian. Rebhof summer. Schandl Peter. Scheiblhofer. Schindler Franz. Schindler Harald. Schoenberger. Schröck Heidi. Cobbler Rosi. Seiler Georg. Summer Franz. Summer Leopold. Tinhof Erwin. Triebaumer Ernst. Triebaumer Günter. Follner Wine Manufactory and Wenceslaus Robert,
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