Sauvignon Blanc Sudsteiermark Grassnitzberg Erste Lage

2018
Austria
Styria

Single-vineyard Grassnitzberg was the first vineyard owned by the Tement family and was planted in the early 1950's. Old vines planted in coralline limestone soil on south-southeast facing slopes. After natural fermentation, 18 months of aging on lees in big neutral oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.

 

May be drunk young, but after terroir years, the typical Grassnitzberg terroir notes begin to shine. 

94 points
"Quite reductive and lean on the pure and flinty nose, the spicy, leafy and coolish 2018 Ried Grassnitzberg Sauvignon Blanc displays greenish and reddish rather than yellow fruit aromas. Dense and tensioned on the palate, this is an explosive, firm and tannic Grassnitzberg with great power and terroir expression. This coolish, fresh and tensioned as well as concentrated yet by no means just lean or even small-bore Sauvignon is classified as "1 STK" premier cru, but it is as complex as a grand cru from a cooler site. Exciting."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
, May 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB3348-18
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Type: 
Organic