Chardonnay Ried Gola

2019


Wine Classification: Südsteiermark DAC Single Vineyard
Characteristics: dry
Alcohol: 13,00% Vol. Alk.
Sugar: 1,10 g/l RZ
Acid: 6,30 g/l tbS


93/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2020/21

Wine description: Ripe fruit, great interplay of ripeness and minerality, mineral driven body — elegant food partner
Location: Gola: The name is of Slavian origin, meaning „naked“, which refers to the meagre slate soil. It is one of our hottest sites, producing profound wines with plenty of stuffing. Because of their slaty minerality, they stand out above all for their unique finesse, which makes them keep their elegance despite their high ripeness.
Soil: red schist
Winemaking: Selective hand picked grapes, maceration time of 4 hours, gently very slowly pressed. Slow Fermentation in Stainless Steel tanks and in used big wooden casks at temperatures around 20°C. Ageing on the yeast for nine months.
Altitude: 390-480 m
Steepness: 40-67%
Drinking temperature: 12°C
Drinking description: Steamed tuna with sesame crust on sprout salad, Sweet-and-sour shrimps
contains sulfites

Wine Classification: Riedenwein (Single Vineyard Wines)

These highly expressive wines give strong voice to the terroir of their specific Ried. As STK members, the Rieds are divided into Erste and Große STK Rieds. Wines from Erste STK Rieds must be matured for a minimum of 12 months in large wooden casks, while wines from Große STK Rieds must be granted at least 18 months. Singular wines of tremendous aging potential.