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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Traisental, wine region in austria astride a roughly 12 km/7 mile stretch of the Traisen River just before it empties into the right bank of the Danube below krems. This relatively small region of 700 ha/1,730 acres of vineyard, inaugurated in 1995, benefits from diurnal temperature variation (see temperature variability) similar to that of the wachau and distinctive and unusual conglomerate soils (see geology), especially on the left bank of the Traisen. These are rich in active lime, and whose efficacy grower Ludwig Neumayer of Inzersdorf, has demonstrated with Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, and also with Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder), Sauvignon Blanc, and wine based on an old gemischter satz. The enthusiastic young vintners emerging here may render the Traisental more important.