Wine Classification: Große STK Ried (STK Grand Cru)
Alcohol: 13% Vol. Alk.
95/100 points Falstaff
Wine description: Spicy aromatic, dense, mineral driven, complex and with a great potential – pure slate
Location: Hochsteinriegl: Very steep (up to 78% inclination) and highly located (500 m sea altitude) top single vineyard facing south. Affected by the meagre red slate soil, owned since 1803 by the family
Soil: Red Slate
Winemaking: Very late selective hand-picked, short maceration time, slow and gentle pressing Spontaneous fermentation in 500 l cases, ageing on the yeast for 18 months.
Altitude: 480-520 mt
Steepness: up to 78%
Drinking temperature: 12 °C
Drinking description: Cross-fried fillet of perch on mashed peas, Curd cheese-vegetable ravioli, Stuffed bell peppers
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.