Wine Classification: Erste STK Ried (STK Premier Cru)
Alcohol: 13% Vol. Alk.
93/100 points Falstaff
Wine description: Ripe fruit, complex, minerally, rich in finesse—a refined Burgundy style wine with lots of potential
Location: Ried 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 slate (paleozoic slate)
Winemaking: Selective hand picked grapes, the whole grapes were pressed, short maceration time, gentle and sllow fermentation in big wooden casks. Aged for 18 months on the yeast.
Altitude: 390-480 m
Drinking temperature: 10 °C
Drinking description: Gnocchi with blue cheese and salvage, Puff pastries filled with veal stew, Roast salmon
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.