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Sauvignon Blanc Ried Steinriegl 2018

Wine description:

Savory aromas and flavours, dense, minerally, spicy, great interplay of cool flavours from the slate and warm flavours of the ripeness, with a huge life ahead—pure slate.


Location:

Steinriegl: Very steep (up to 78% inclination) top single vineyard located on high altitude and facing south-southwest. Highly flavour-intense wines with pronounced minerality. This vineyard was referred as one of the best single vineyards of Styria for centuries
Since vintage 2018 this special single vineyard is classified as STK Premier Cru.


Soil:

Red slate (paleozoic slate)


Awards:

94/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2019/20
Vintage 2017:
93/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2018/19
Vintage 2016:
93/100 points Parker Wine Advocate 09/2017 (USA)


Winemaking:

Very late selective hand picked grapes, short maceration time, gently very slowly pressed. Slow natural fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks and in used big wooden casks at temperatures around 20°C. Batonage for 10 months


Altitude:

400-540m


Steepness:

40-78%


Drinking temperature:

12 °C


Drinking description:

Cross-fried fillet of perch on mashed peas, Curd cheese-vegetable ravioli, Stuffed bell peppers
contains sulfites


Characteristics:

dry


Alcohol:

13,50% Vol. Alk.


0.75 l
 
1.5 l

Sauvignon Blanc Ried Steinriegl 2018

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