Grauburgunder Kitzeck-Sausal


Wine Classification: Village Wine
Characteristics: dry
Alcohol: 12% Vol. Alk.

93/100 Falstaff points

Wine description: Ripe fruit, complex, minerally, rich in finesse – refined Burgundystyle wine with lots of 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: paläozoischer Schiefer
Winemaking: Very late selective hand-picked, 8 to 16 hours maceration time, very gentle and slowly pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in old big wooden casks. Ageing for 7 months on the yeast.
Altitude: 400-540m
Steepness: 40-60%
Drinking temperature: 12

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.