Wine description: Spicy, smoky, complex aromas, with a strong terroir impression
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: Very late and selective hand-picked, 8 to 16 hours maceration time, gentle and slow presing. Spontaneous fermentation in old big wooden casks. Ageing for 7 months on the yeast.
Drinking temperature: 12 °C
Drinking description: Asparagus with salmon, Chicken breast with pepper sauce, Shellfish, Terrine, Piquant appetizers
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.