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Schilcher

“Schilcher” has been generic since 1976 wine regionStyria a legally protected term for one rosé wine from 100% of the variety Blue Wildbacher, The main growing area is the specific wine-growing area due to the ideal soil conditions West Styria, also called "Schilcherland". The name comes from the dazzling color that you get with the Maceration regulated. Smallest quantities are also in Wien. Lower Austria and Burgenland produced, but may only be labeled with the grape variety there. In Veneto the Collalto family, who immigrated from Styria, became a “Wildbacher” IGT red wine vinified. The wine has been documented since 1580. This year the wine book of the Viennese priest Johannes was published 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) stipulated in a regulation that for every bucket of wine imported into Styria a guilder was to be paid "because the country itself produces enough wine that cannot be consumed by its value" . Pope Pius VI (1717-1799) visited Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) in 1782 to negotiate his rigorous church reforms. On his trip to Wien , he stopped in a monastery in Köflach. The comet year 1811 was a particularly good wine year. The wine was like that Uhudler bad image for a long time and became pejorative as Heckenklescher, Fisttschilcher or Rabiatperle. In the 1950s, the Schilcher went completely out of fashion and was dismissed as “not socially acceptable”. During this time, the Stainz veterinarian Max Gschiel was involved as a fervent admirer. He conducted pest control experiments, modernized the cellar industry and bottled Schilcher for the first time. In doing so, he contributed to the fact that Schilcher has rightly experienced an upswing in recent decades. Gschiel was also a co-founder of the fruit and wine-growing association Stainz in 1922.

With the 2017 vintage, the origin-controlled quality level "Schilcherland DAC" was introduced. This included the entire wine-growing region of West Styria and the cadastral community of Obergreith (municipality of Oberhaag in the Leibnitz district) in the wine-growing region of South Styria. However, this designation was abandoned again next year and the wine from the 2018 vintage in the new DAC area West Styria included. In principle, the designation must be "Schilcher Klassik"; All provisions in detail are included there.

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