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 (red and black)
Winemaking: Selective hand picked grapes, no crushing, gently very slowly pressed. Slow Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at temperatures around 20°C. Aging and batonage for several months.
Drinking temperature: 12 °C
Drinking description: Blue trout or slightly smoked trout, Trout in spring vegetable juice, Tagliatelle with dried tomatoes
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.