Name for a wine from the German growing region of Württemberg with a pale to light red colour. There are various versions for the meaning of the name. One of the most common is that the name was derived from the poet prince Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805), who was born in Marbach in Swabia. This cannot be true, however, as the wine name was used centuries before Schiller's lifetime. Rather, the name probably derives from the iridescent colour of the wine. The wine must be produced from a grape or mash mixture of freely usable red and white varieties from the Württemberg growing region.
According to EU law, it is a name-protected, traditional term that meets the conditions of a quality wine (PDO). In Germany, it belongs to the Rotling group, but according to German wine law it may not be called Rosé. The designation may also be used for a quality sparkling wine or quality semi-sparkling wine if these products are made only from wine from the Württemberg growing region. Other wines with similar regulations are Badisch Rotgold and Schieler (Germany) as well as Schiller (Switzerland).
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