Zieregg Grosse Lage Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc


Ried Zieregg is perhaps Tement's most well-known wine. Zieregg is classified as a Grosse Lage or grand cru. Tement has 16 parcels in the Zieregg vineyard, 13 of which are planted to Sauvignon Blanc, and the sites are characterized by steep slopes, old vines, and coralline limestone. Like all of the Tement wines, the fermentation is spontaneous and natural. The wine is aged for 20 months on the lees in big, neutral oak casks. Bottled unfiltered. 

97 points
"This wine is produced from eight parcels of the original steep and south-facing cru, which is open to the wind, and fermented separately in oak vats of different seizes (from 228 to 2,400 liters). Tement's intensely lemon-colored Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Ried Zieregg GSTK offers a deep and complex, very intense, rich and generously aromatic but always precise, fresh and mineral-backboned (even iodine-inflected) bouquet of concentrated lemon aromas, lemongrass and liquid limestones. Dense and elegant on the palate, with tropical fruit aromas and a perfectly integrated acidity/tannin complex, this is a tight, tense, stimulating and fresh Zieregg that is the most complete and generous 2020 of all Ziereggs. Less sophisticated perhaps than Kår or Steilriegel but even more generously textured than the Pinot Blanc, the 2020 Zieregg caresses the palate before it gives it and your brain a job to do. The wine is very salivating, sensual but also intellectual, with a lemon-bitter finish. A great wine and one of the finest Ziereggs in history. Highly recommended."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
September 29, 2023
96 points
"Deep nose that’s very smoky and flinty, with candied-lemon and minty aromas. Very concentrated for such a cool and sleek chardonnay, also very focused with a very tightly wound tannin structure. So much chalky and lemony freshness drive the imposing and vibrant finish. Enormous aging potential! "
James Suckling ,
June 2023

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National Portfolio
Sauvignon Blanc
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