Burgenland

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Burgenland, home today to nearly one-third of Austria’s vine acreage, divided between neusiedlersee, neusiedlersee-hügelland, mittelburgenland, and südburgenland. Although it produces important volumes of dry white wine, Burgenland is best known for red and botrytized sweet wines. Wines grown and bottled within this state have long been allowed to indicate Burgenland on the label in preference to specifying one of its regions. Moreover, many wines are now required to stipulate Burgenland as their place of origin rather than citing a specific region on their labels, the designations Neusiedlersee and Mittelburgenland now being restricted to those meeting the requirements of their respective dacs.