wine regions - Austria / II. Republic of Austria 2013 - 62 Euro Cent
Theme: Cuisine & Groceries
|Country||Austria / II. Republic of Austria|
|Chronological Issue Number||2411|
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Continuation of the series "Wine regions of Austria", the new value thematizes the popular and scenically very attractive southern Styria. The motif of the special stamp shows, according to the series, a wine glass, in which a typical vineyard with a so-called "Klapotetz" (a widely visible and audible scarecrow) and a grape and a leaf of the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc grown here is often seen , The wild and romantic region of southern Styria with its mountain vineyards on many steep slopes has a highly individual profile. Under the mild influence of the Mediterranean climate and the numerous sunny days, a variety of grape varieties thrives, whose wines are particularly famous for their fruitiness and freshness. Südsteiermark is considered the home of excellent white wines and talented winemakers; In autumn, grape must, storm and roasted chestnuts enrich the wine experience in an exceedingly charming way. For more than ten years, Austria has seen a veritable boom in wine - the Styrian classics such as fresh, fruity Welschrieslinge, dry Muscatel, crisp Pinot Blanc, racy Sauvignons and noble Morillons, as the Chardonnay is called here, enjoy it largest and increasingly also international popularity. Highly mature white wines with an individual terroir character and oak barrels, in which winemakers exploit the maximum of quality from the sun-drenched steep slopes, are fully in line with the trend of drinking pleasure; numerous awards at prestigious competitions impressively emphasize the quality of the wines from southern Styria. The winegrowing region with a total cultivated area of about 2,200 hectares extends from the community Spielfeld along the Austrian-Slovenian border to Schloßberg near Leutschach; the best known wine villages are Gamlitz, Ehrenhausen, Kitzeck, Spielfeld and Leutschach. The most common grape variety is the above-mentioned Sauvignon Blanc, whose share is around 19 percent. The soil qualities of the southern Styrian winegrowing area range from slate and sand over marl and prehistoric rock to lime. The scenic beauty of southern Styria, which is often referred to as "Tuscany of Austria", finds its echo in numerous more or less poetic descriptions. How about this for example? "As a winegrowing region, Southern Styria behaves like a brittle mistress. She demands attention, she wants to be courted and conquered. It demands commitment and passion from the winegrowers. Who brings this mission, she rewards with cool, clear wines. "