Keyword: Mixed Set
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A 17 to Century Europe, widespread and common form of the Weinberg-design, where different varieties on the grounds of risk-minimization "motley" in a vineyard planted together were to ensure a consistent quality. To achieve this, was mixed with different varieties Maturity date (Early to late-maturing) and varying acidity. The varieties were different depending on growing region, often planted to seven and more mixed. They were / are Chasselas , Elbling , Feeder , Hanns , Heunisch , MÃ¼ller-Thurgau , Muscatel , Neuburger , Green Hainer , OrlÃ©ans (grape) , Austro-White , Pinot Noir , Riesling , Silvaner , Traminer , Veltliner and Zierfahndler .
Mixed sentence means though, strictly speaking, in the original sense of the word reading together, pressed and expanded, but the grapes can of course come from different vineyards. The name is used not only for the vineyard trimming, but also for the finished wine. In contrast, in a classic will blend only the fully fermented wines blended together. The result was often a light red wine earlier, just as blue varieties also were lower. In Austria, the mixed set now spread far and makes a total of about 3% of the total vineyard area. Most often there are those vineyards in the wine-growing areas Vienna (14% of the area), Carnuntum (12%) and Wagram (11%). This gives a total of 1,400 hectares. The popularity of these type of wine still in Austria witnessed an old saying or phrase: "A vine is a violin, the record is mixed, but an orchestra."
A mixed set is protected within the EU origins as a traditional term and exclusively for Austria is defined in very vague: The wine must be a blend of different white wine or red wine varieties. In the Austrian wine law which is slightly more accurate (but still very generous) as follows: A country of wine or quality wine by mixing either white wine or red wine grape, also mashed, each of different varieties of the same wine-growing area (for a quality wine) or the same wine-growing region (for a country wine was produced). That means in plain language, that the grapes from the vineyard and at the very same wine country does not even have to come from the same vineyard, which is contrary to the traditional definition, actually. The term used in Styria Styrian composite rate refers to the grapes.
In Vienna is the typical case of a Winery ausgeschenkte wine a mixed composition. In order to revive the old tradition, were determined by a specific organization requirements for a mixed set of Vienna. There is a logo consisting of the initials "WGS" and a stylized eye. Required is a Sustainability the cultivation method. It has a quality white wine from a vintage and a Viennese wine garden to be at least three varieties. The largest proportion of species may not be higher than 50%, the third largest need at least 10%. Traminer grape varieties are used, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Riesling and GrÃ¼ner Veltliner. There must be no strong-tasting wood used to be felt. In early 2009 the "Vienna Mixed sentence," the association Slow Food in the "Ark of Taste" and added that one of protection and worth preserving food.
In German wine-growing area Franconia there is an "old-fashioned mixed set Anno Domini" from the position of tenth Earl (Wipfeld). The historic vineyard covers 90 hectares. This wine is made from the main varieties of white and red Elbling, Green and Blue Sylvaner, Riesling, Traminer, Muscat, Pinot Noir and Blue Portugal and classic aged in wooden barrels. The concept of mixed composition may, however (see above) are given only on the back label. Known wines in Germany, which are conceptually equivalent to a mixed set are the Baden rose gold (Baden) and the Schillerwein (WÃ¼rttemberg). Also in southern Italy and Portugal, this vineyard form is still widespread. It is worth mentioning that the Mixed fermentation increasingly comes into vogue, are fermented together in different varieties.