One of the eight specific wine regions in the Austrian state or generic wine-growing region Lower Austria, Incidentally, this is the only winegrowing area in the Mostviertel. It is located west of Wien, bordered to the north by the Danube and is bounded south of the Lower Austrian capital St. Pölten. The current extent is in 1995 by separation from the wine region Danubia (today Wagram ) emerged. The name of the river Traisen, which flows from Herzogenburg in the south to Traismauer in the north and then at Krems flows into the Danube. The Traisental is an ancient winegrowing area. A grape seed find from the Bronze Age 2,000 BC and a Celtic Bronze buckets from the year 450 BC with drinking scenes at a feast make it one of the oldest wine regions in Austria. The town Traismauer was an old Roman town, here ran the Limes, the wall against the urge from the north Germanic. According to a legend, the Nibelungen have been treated to wine on their way to King Etzel in Traismauer. In 1673 Inzersdorfer wines were rated higher at a wine tasting than from the Wachau,
The predominant one soil type consists of dry, sandy and schottrig-loamy layers. The climate or weather is subject to Pannonian and continental influence, the Danube has a heat-regulating effect. The largest wine-growing community is Traismauer with about 200 hectares of vineyards. In the year 1000 some pens such as Passau and Salzburg already had vineyards in Inzersdorf. Other municipalities are Ambach, Angern, Atzenbrugg, Getzersdorf, Herzogenburg, Inzersdorf, Nasenberg, Nussdorf, Oberndorf, Oberwölbling, Reichersdorf, Sitzberg-Reidling, Statzendorf, Waldlesberg and Würmla. The most famous vineyards are Engelreich, Gießgraben, Grillenbühel, Hausberg (first mentioned in 950), Händlgraben, Pletzengraben, Rafasetzen, Wöbling and Zwirch.
In 2015, the vineyards covered a total of 815 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 2009 with 789 hectares this was an increase of 3%. The proportion of red wines is 17.6%, the proportion of white wines 82.4%. It dominates with far more than half of the Grüner Veltliner stock, followed by Zweigelt and Riesling.
| Grape variety - Austrian |
| officially permitted in Austria |
|colour|| hectare |
| % -Ant |
| hectare |
|Zweigelt||Blue Zweigelt, Rotburger||red||75||9.2||78|
|White Riesling||Riesling, Rhine Riesling||White||49||6.0||42|
|muscatel||Yellow M., Red M. / Muscat Blanc||White||20||2.4||12|
|Gem. Set knows||-||White||19||2.3||44|
|Chardonnay||Morillon - Not used in Lower Austria||White||16||1.9||16|
|White Burgundy||Pinot Blanc, Klevner||White||13||1.5||12.5|
|Gem. Set red||-||red||8.1||1.0||0.1|
|Blue Burgundy||Pinot Noir, Blue Pinot Noir||red||3.9||0.5||3.1|
|Traminer||Gewurztraminer, Red T., Yellow T.||White||2.4||0.3||2|
|Gray Burgundy||Pinot gris, Ruländer||White||1.0||0.1||1.2|
|and white varieties||-||White||0.3||-||0|
|and red varieties||-||red||-||-||-|
From the year 2007, the quality- controlled Traisen Valley DAC was introduced. All other quality wines have to deal with the origin of Lower Austria, the Vins under the wine-growing region name wine country be marketed. In addition to the generally valid DAC conditions Special rules apply.
They are the Quality wine-grape varietiesGreen Valtellina and Riesling authorized. The wines must dry be expanded. From the year 2016, a three-stage system was introduced to the ancestry to emphasize more strongly. There are lower limits for the alcohol content, but no upper limits anymore. 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:
The wines must taste a characteristic typicality respectively. For Grüner Veltliner apply: fruity, fine wort, none botrytis, no noticeable wood tone ( toast flavor ) balanced, Not heavy on alcohol, For Riesling apply: gossamery. aromatic. elegant. mineral, no Botrytis dominance, no wood color, balanced, not alcoholic. For reserve apply: strong style, pronounced area and variety aroma, dense and long in the leaving, a delicate botrytis and wood tone is allowed.
Well-known wineries are Brindlmayer Karl. Dockner Thomas. Hauleitner Herwald. Herzinger Reinhard. Hofmann Rudolf. Holzer Andreas. Huber Markus. Kreimel Herbert. Neumayer Ludwig. Nolz Josef. Ott Thomas. Pernikl Walter. Preiß Friedrich. Schoeller Hans and Steyr Bernhard, Many farms are member of the Association Traisentaler Weingärtner, Another big WV is Traditionsweingüter Austria, A selection of the best wines are in the Schlossvinothek Traismauer for commented tasting and for sale.
Pictures: © ÖWM - Marcus Wiesner