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Schiller wine

Name for a wine from the German wine-growing region of Württemberg with a pale to light red colour. There are various versions of 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. However, this cannot be true, as the wine name was already in use centuries before Schiller's lifetime. In fact, the name is probably derived 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 fulfils the conditions of a quality wine (PDO). In Germany, it belongs to the Rotling group, but may not be labelled as rosé under German wine law. The designation may also be used for a quality sparkling wine or quality semi-sparkling wine if these products are only made from wine from the Württemberg wine-growing region. Other wines with similar regulations are Badisch Rotgold and Schieler (Germany) and Schiller (Switzerland).

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