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Since 1976, "Schilcher" has been a legally protected term for a rosè wine made from 100% Blauer Wildbacher in the generic Styrian wine region. Due to the ideal soil conditions, the main growing area is the specific wine growing region of Western Styria, also called "Schilcherland". The name comes from the iridescent colour, which is regulated with the maceration time. Smallest quantities are also produced in ViennaThe Schilcher is produced in Lower Austria, Lower Austria and Burgenland, but may only be called by the grape variety. In Veneto, the Collalto family, who immigrated from Styria, presses an IGT red wine called "Wildbacher". The wine has been documented since 1580, the year in which the wine book of the Viennese clergyman Johannes Rasch (1540-1612) was published, in which a Schilcher is mentioned. It is assumed that at that time all reddish iridescent wines were called Schiller or Schilcher.

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