UHUDLER – A REGIONAL WINE SPECIALITY FROM SOUTH BURGENLAND
It has the appearance of a light red wine or a rosé, depending on the variety composition. Due to its colour tone, Uhudler can easily be mistaken for a Styrian Schilcher. This latter wine, however, is pressed from the quality wine variety Blue Wildbacher while Uhudler is genetically an "American" wine.
Uhudler’s bouquet is extremely intense and holds notes of wild strawberries or blackcurrants, with its characteristic taste being described as “foxy”. Uhudler wines often have a pronounced acidity.
The wine is made from the grapes of hybrid varieties (crossings between different species, for example American vines with European vines), so-called direct-producers that grow on ungrafted vines. These varieties are highly resistant to phylloxera and certain fungal diseases. For many years, the rumour abounded that wine from direct-producers contained high levels of fusel oils and methane and that they were therefore harmful to health.