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Syrah Reserve
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Syrah Reserve

QWt Burgenland, Salzl Seewinkelhof, 2014

750 ml
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Weingut Salzl
Origin: Austria / Burgenland / Neusiedlersee
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Article nr. 40046714
Grape variety: Syrah
Producer: Weingut Salzl
Origin: Austria / Burgenland / Neusiedlersee
Other vintages:

Attributes

Origin: Austria / Burgenland / Neusiedlersee
Grape variety: Syrah
Maturity: 2 to 7 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Rabbit ragout with olives, Roast saddle of venison, Wild specialities, Wild fowl
Vinification: long must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in used barriques
Maturation duration: 18 months
Volume: 14.0 %
Countries

Austria

Austria – Sumptuous culture, accessible to all

Austria is characterized by unbelievable topographical diversity. A flat steppe in the east, forests and hills in the Alpine regions, wetlands and Mediterranean landscapes in the south. This in addition to a rich tradition and even greater love. It’s no surprise that the Romans found joy on this patch of Earth and cultivated wine growing. Austrian wine is not abundant, but it is high quality.

Regions

Burgenland

Burgenland: Reds, sweets and other wonders

Burgenland is often referred to in Austria as the new wine world. In fact, wines – with exceptions like the nobly sweet Ruster Ausbruch – were almost entirely unknown here 20 years ago. Today, the most substantial red wines in Austria mature here. And the sweet wine scene is also stronger than ever before. Even the whites – for instance, in the Leitha Mountains – are on the upswing. The basis for this wine wonder are the various terroirs that overlay the land in a complex patchwork.

Producers

Weingut Salzl

The Austrian winery Salzl Seewinkelhof is located in Illmitz, surrounded by the picturesque lakes and plains of the Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel National Park in Burgenland. A good hour’s drive from Vienna lies this family winery that also provides comfortable 4-star accommodation in an attached guesthouse with a pool.

The history of the winery dates back to 1840. Josef Salzl restructured the winery in the 1980s, focusing on the production of high-quality red wines and thus laying the foundation for today’s success. Since 2005, his son Christoph has also been fully involved in the operation of the winery. He is taking over the business step by step in order to continue the family tradition. Three generations are currently working hand in hand to produce authentic wines with the greatest passion and care according to the motto “enjoyment and joie de vivre”.

Since 2009, the wines are vinified in the new winery surrounded by the vineyards of Illmitz. The estate is one of Austria’s flagship wineries, both from an architectural and from a technical point of view. The Salzl family currently cultivates an area of approx. 80 hectares. The focus is on the production of red wines that are known for their tenderness and warmth; typical characteristics of Seewinkel. The dominant variety is the Zweigelt, which is typical for the region because it enjoys ideal conditions in Seewinkel. In addition to Blaufränkisch, the second local grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah contribute to an international flavour.  Chardonnay is the leading white wine variety.

Grape varieties

Syrah

A hint of pepper

The legend stubbornly persists that the Syrah variety came from the Persian city of Shiraz. Yet, researchers have shown that it is a natural crossing of two old French varieties: the red Dureza from the Rhône Valley and the white Mondeuse blanche from Savoy. Wines from Syrah are gentle and concentrated. They smell of dark berries, violets and liquorice, and amaze with a piquant touch of white pepper. As varietal wines, they are found on the northern Rhone, as in the Hermitage or Côte Rôtie appellations, as well as in Swiss Valais. In the southern Rhône Valley, Syrah is often wedded with Grenache and Mourvèdre. In 1832, a Frenchman brought the variety to Australia, where it became the emblem of the national wine industry. There, the weightiest versions develop with typical notes of tar and chocolate.

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