Zieregg Kapelle Grosse Lage Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc

2020
Austria
Styria

100% Sauvignon Blanc. Water repellent heavy clay & loam on coral limestone (primordial sea 16 million years. Ried ZIEREGG KAPELLE is a high plateau above the winery, at the foot of the Karmeliter Chapel. After natural fermentation 30 months in big neutral oak casks sur lie; bottled unfiltered. 13% abv.

97 points
"What a complex aroma profile this has, from grapefruit and pineapple to nutmeg, thyme, sage and salted butter. It’s full-bodied and deliciously creamy, textured, with subtle smoky and burnt sage undertones to the fruit and minerals. Super long, compact and serious."
James Suckling ,
JamesSuckling.com
October 11, 2023
94 points
"From 18-year-old vines on a cooler clay plateau on coralline limestone framed by a little forest, the 2020 Ried Zieregg Kapelle GSTK offers a clear and intense, wonderfully reductive and slightly iodine nose with gooseberries, blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime and herbal fruit aromas. Aged in pièces and 700-liter oak barrels and bottled in April this year, this is a full-bodied, intense and lush, fruit-intense yet firmly structured and still slightly bitter-finishing Sauvignon Blanc that is the most fruity of the Zieregg selections and is thus aged in smaller barrels to avoid too exuberant fruit. The finish unites bitter grapefruit and lemon notes with grippy phenolics and terroir-driven salinity. This is an excellent Kapelle that is a kind of bridge between the Grassnitzberg Riff and the south-facing Zieregg."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
September 29, 2023

SKU/Code: 
DB5338-20
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Type: 
Organic