Zieregg Kar Grosse Lage Sudsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc

2020
Austria
Styria

Kår [Koar] colloquially means "kolta bar". Home vineyard of our grandma Edina and Kiesner mountain, with west-south exposure and cool microclimate. Brown earth on coral limestone & blue calcareous marl. 1,84 ha - about 9.000 vines, 30 year old vines 
After natural spontaneous fermentation, 30 months on the fine yeast in large old oak barrels, bottled unfiltered. 13,5 % vol. 1,6 g/I RZ trocken 6,9 g/l tbS

 

96 points
"From the stunningly coolish, west-facing slope of the cru and cultivated on blue marls topping the coralline limestone for 30 years, the Kår is always the latest-ripening Zieregg with the most challenging phenols (due to small, thick-skinned berries) and the most athletic and wiry character ("like a marathoner," says Armin Tement). Macerated for about 12 hours, vinified in a single doppelstück (2,400 liter) and two pièces, the 2020 Ried Zieregg Kår GSTK is a terrific, coolish and greenish Sauvignon Blanc with dense citrus fruit intermingled with phenols and crushed limes and salt. Very tonic, almost Verjus-styled in its energetic fresh-fruit character. Full-bodied, round and lush on the palate, this is a juicy, elegant and refined yet intense and very salty, savory and lemon-fresh, also dense and powerful Zieregg with a persistently crystalline and saline finish that is enormously salivating. Mouth-filling, dense and expressive, this is a great wine that needs some years to fully shine, but this is a safe bet."
Stephan Reinhardt,
Wine Advocate
September 29, 2023
95 points
"Fragrant notes of lime curd, kaffir leaves and green papayas on the nose. Some licorice, too. Sleek, vibrant and composed, with a medium to full body and deliciously salty and spicy undertones to the citrus fruit."
James Suckling ,
JamesSuckling.com
September 2023

SKU/Code: 
DB5339-20
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Type: 
Organic