Grassnitzberg Erste Lage Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc


The single-vineyard Grassnitzberg was the first vineyard owned by the Tement family and was planted in the early 1950's. It's a special site with coralline limestone soil with south-southeast facing slopes. After natural fermentation, the wine is aged for 18 months on the lees in big neutral oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.

May be enjoyed young, but after three to five years, the Grassnitzberg terroir begins to shine. Alc. 13 %. 1.2 g/l residual sugar - dry. 6.7 g acidity.

96 points
"The 2019 Ried Grassnitzberg Sauvignon Blanc is sometimes quite reductive and needs a lot of air, but it is precise, deep and clear. A second bottle was far better and a clearer Grassnitzberg representative, with a deep, cool and intensely fruity nose with mango notes and fine, smoky spice. Complex, elegant and fine on the palate, this is a full-bodied, juicy, ripe, savory, salty and grippy Sauvignon from Grassnitzberg that is tartly bitter on the finish and needs plenty of time to shine. The 2019 is not at all for young-wine or brand drinkers, but for collectors and connoisseurs of demanding wines. This is a tightly knit, taut, big wine that needs around 10 years before its journey really begins. 13% stated alcohol. Glass stopper. Tasted in Grafenegg in September 2021."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
December 30, 2021
93 points
"Smoky and flinty nose and, as it aerates, ever more grapefruit, then hay and seaweed. Concentrated with lively acidity and excellent minerality at the long, invigorating finish."
James Suckling ,
October 2021

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National Portfolio
Sauvignon Blanc
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