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Schilcher

Since the year 1976 "Schilcher" is generic wine regionStyria a legally protected term for one rosé wine from 100% of the variety Blue Wildbacher, The main growing area is the specific winegrowing area due to the ideal soil conditions West Styria, also called "Schilcherland". The name comes from the dazzling color, which one with the Maceration regulated. Smallest quantities are also in Wien. Lower Austria and Burgenland produced, but may only be referred to there with the grape variety. In Veneto is named by the family Collalto, who immigrated from Styria, as "Wildbacher" IGT red wine vinified. The wine has been documented since 1580. In this year the wine book of the Viennese clergyman Johannes appeared quickly (1540-1612), in which a Schilcher is mentioned. It is believed that at that time all reddish iridescent wines as Schiller or Schilcher.

empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780) stated in a decree that for every pail of wine imported into Styria a gulden of customs duty had to be paid "because the country itself produces enough wine that can not be consumed by the value" . Pope Pius VI. (1717-1799) visited Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) in 1782 to discuss his rigorous church reforms. On his trip to Wien he stopped at a monastery in Köflach. The comet year 1811 was a very good wine year. The wine was like that Uhudler a bad image for a long time and became pejorative as Heckenklescher, Faustschilcher or Rabiatperle. In the 1950s, the Schilcher went completely out of fashion, he was dismissed as "not acceptable". During this time, the Stainz veterinarian Max Gschiel engaged as a fervent admirer. He carried out attempts to control pests, modernized the cellar industry and bottled Schilcher for the first time. He has contributed to the fact that the Schilcher has rightly experienced an upswing in recent decades. Gschiel was in 1922 also co-founder of the fruit and wine association Stainz.

With the year 2017, the origin controlled quality level "Schilcherland DAC" was introduced. This included the entire wine-growing region of Western Styria and the cadastral Obergreith (municipality Oberhaag in the district of Leibnitz) in the wine-growing region of southern Styria. However, this name was abandoned in the next year and the wine from the year 2018 in the new DAC area West Styria included. The designation has to be done in principle with "Schilcher Klassik"; All provisions in detail are included there.

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