Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

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Best Austrian Red

Blaufraenkisch
8
50%
Zweigelt
4
25%
Sankt Laurent
2
13%
Spaetburgunder
0
No votes
Blauer Wildbacher
0
No votes
Other
2
13%
 
Total votes : 16

Re: Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

Postby Michael Pronay » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:58 pm

Bill Hooper wrote:Aside from the more international grapes (but including Spaetburgunder) what makes for Austrias greatest reds.

Just for the matter of records: "Spätburgunder" is the term used in Germany, while in Austria it's always "Blauburgunder".
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Re: Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

Postby Dave Erickson » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:08 pm

Michael Pronay wrote:That's an easy one: Just take a look at the list I posted further up in this thread (Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:32 pm).


You're right, I've never seen nor heard of any of them! New horizons...
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Re: Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

Postby Bill Hooper » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:31 am

Michael Pronay wrote:
Bill Hooper wrote:Aside from the more international grapes (but including Spaetburgunder) what makes for Austrias greatest reds.

Just for the matter of records: "Spätburgunder" is the term used in Germany, while in Austria it's always "Blauburgunder".


Michael, Do you see anyone still using "Blauer Spaetburgunder"? It seems to me that it's mostly "Pinot Noir" these days anyway. Is there any Fruehburgunder in Austria? I've never seen mention of it.



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Re: Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

Postby Michael Pronay » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:48 am

Bill, "Blauer Spätburgunder" has never been used in Austria. Over here, it's either "Blauburgunder", "Blauer Burgunder", or "Pinot N/noir". You're right, the latter term is the one most common today. And, no, to my knowledge there is no Frühburgunder grown in Austria.
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Re: Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

Postby Eric Ifune » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:21 pm

"Grüß Gott" would be an option, "Herzliche Grüße" or "einen schönen Gruß nach Österreich" others, but all rather formal.


I've noticed that Austrian is generally more formal than German. From the imperial past? Or perhaps because of the Reformation? Or am I just imagining things?
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Re: Favorite Austrian Red Wine Grape

Postby Michael Pronay » Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:06 pm

Difficult to say, sorry. :x
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