Mittelburgenland is one of the most important DAC regions for red wines best know for the racy character it imparts on its Blaufränkisch and other red wines. Wines made from Blaufränkisch, however, are the only wines that may be classified in this region and this grape is also the most widely produced.
Despite the dense forest conditions in the area, it is greatly affected by the nearby Neusiedlersee. The region is ideal for red-wine viticulture as it is largely protected from the north, south and west - only the warm winds from the Panonnian Plain are able to enter from the north. Most of the soil consists of deep, heavy and dense loam that account for water retention which are of great assistance to the vines in periods in drought.
Despite the regions focus on Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt can also be found in the region and account for highly acclaimed international blends. Increasingly, however, Blaufränkisch is being released a single-variety wine Read more »
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