How significant is the ‘Riede’?
The classification of vineyards sites, which has occupied the growers’ association Österreichische Traditionsweingüter since 1992, is always good for a good argument. But this is often true because of a lack of familiarity with the situation. Michael Moosbrugger, chairman of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter, will elucidate in detail how one can actually ‘quantify’ a vineyard site – the official Austrian term is Riede, Germany does not use the term – and thus evaluate its intrinsic worth.
What qualities and characteristics make the difference between a classified site and an Erste Lage site? And what, exactly, distinguishes those sites classed as Grosse Lage? In addition to presenting the determining criteria – as the centerpiece of this presentation – Moosbrugger will also introduce those wine growing regions that are becoming members of the Österreichische Traditionsweingüter as of autumn 2018: Fritz Wieninger will speak for Vienna, presenting the first Erste Lagen. Gerhard Markowitsch will represent Carnuntum – the first region where red wines are dominant that has joined this process of evaluation.
Sunday 10 June at 14.00 in the Metternichsaal
Presentation & discussion exclusively for press, hospitality industry and wine trade
Presented in English
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