Wine Classification: Village Wine
Alcohol: 12,00% Vol. Alk.
92/100 points Falstaff
Wine description: muscat notes, a sip of elder, white tropical fruit, mineral driven, fresh acidity, mature potential
Location: Village Appellation: Kitzeck-Sausal: The Sausal region, which stretches around the South-Styrian village of Kitzeck, ranks among Austria´s most historical winegrowing areas. The vineyards are planted at altitudes of 380 to 650 meters above sea level. With an average steepness of up to 80%, they belong to Europe´s steepest vineyard sites
Soil: paleozoic slate
Winemaking: selective hand harvest, 12 hours maceration time, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, maturation on the yeast for 6 months
Drinking temperature: 12 °C
Wine Classification: Ortsweine (Village Wines)
Every village in Südsteiermark is unique. Village-level Ortswein offers an ideal platform for highlighting those differences. Weingut Wohlmuth’s Kitzeck-Sausal Ortswein are inherently imbued with the classic minerality that flows from the slate soils that define the area. To give voice to that origin, the Ortswein are afforded a longer maturation, and are bottled only after 7 to 12 months in large barrels.