Top 100 white wines of Steirerland

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Steirerland as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white wines that are popular in Steirerland and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Steirerland

Austria/steirerland/styria">Steiermark, or Styria, is the southernmost wine producing region in Austria, based around the city of Graz and stretching out towards the border with Slovenia. The hilly terrain and the region's cool take on the Mediterranean Climate mean that viticulture here is markedly different from the rest of Austria. Steiermark's specialties include Sauvignon Blanc, wines made from the Traminer family and Schiclher, a rustic local rosé made from Blauer Wildbacher. Hardonnay">Chardonnay (often labeled "Morillon"), Weissburgunder and Welschriesling are other important varieties grown here.

While three quarters of the grapes grown in Steiermark are white wine varieties, some good red wines are made here as well. Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Saint-Laurent all perform admirably in the region's Terroir. Steiermark is one of Austria's smaller wine producing regions. It is responsible for around seven percent of the national wine output, and most of the wines made in the region are consumed here as well.

Just over 4,600 hectares (11,400 acres) of Vineyard land is spread out across the DAC regions of Weststeiermark, Südsteiermark and Vulkanland (previously Südoststeiermark). The terrain here is hilly, almost mountainous, and many of the vineyards are planted on steep slopes to take advantage of sunlight and the prevailing winds. The majority of vineyards across the wider region are planted on the sedimentary soils of the so-called Styrian Basin, formed from alpine wash flowing towards the Pannonian basin below (towards Burgenland and the Neusiedler lake). The remainder are found either on hard, apline rock or coarse alluvial deposits lower in the Styrian basin itself.

Discover the grape variety: Zweigelt

Intraspecific crossing between the saint laurent and the limberger realized in 1922 and in Austria by Fritz Zweigelt (1888/1964) who named it rotburger. Very well known in Austria, it can be found in most Eastern countries, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, the United States, etc. In France, it is not very well known and yet this variety has interesting qualities when vinified as a single variety for both red and rosé wines. - Synonyms: rotburger, klosterneuburger, zweigelt blau, blauer-zweigelt in Germany, zweigeltrebe in Austria, Great Britain and the Czech Republic, blauer zwelgetrabe in Hungary, etc. (for all the synonyms of the grape varieties, click here !)

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Steirerland

white wines from the region of Steirerland go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, vegetarian or goat cheese such as recipes of norman mussels with cider, quiche with bacon and gruyère cheese or cream of vegetable soup with goat cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Steirerland

On the nose in the region of Steirerland often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, white pepper or hay and sometimes also flavors of lemon zest, mango or black fruit. In the mouth in the region of Steirerland is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Steirerland

Lirac & Tavel 2020: report and top-scoring wines

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At the heart of the Mâcon terroir

In line with our previous videos « The Climats of Chablis seen from the sky » and « The vineyards of Bourgogne, seen from the sky » », the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) and the Union des Producteurs de Vins de Mâcon offer you a new stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. Established in 1937, this Régionale appellation is divided into three levels: – The first level is known as white, red or rosé Mâcon. The grapes used can come from all around the Mâconnais. – The second level is name ...

The Rully appellation investigated through its geology and geography

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of the Rully appellation. Here the vineyard is planted on different hills which have very different gelogicial characteristics. It partly explains the great diversity in the expression of the Rully wines. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (February 20 ...

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