Neusiedlersee is a sub-region of Burgenland in Austria named after the Neusiedlersee Lake, or as Hugh Johnson (1991, p.417) calls it ‘a shallow mere’. Its shallowness has a warming influence on the vines, giving the area its special microclimate (see below). Neusiedlersee was previously called the Seewinkel.
Climate: Pannonian: hot, dry summers, cold winters, often strong winds.
Wine styles: Sunny, misty autumns provide perfect conditions for noble rot, so much so ‘Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese are made in industrial quantities, (Hugh Johnson: 1991, p.417).
Hugh Johnson, Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion (1991, 3rd edition, Mitchell Beazley).