Wine Classification: Südsteiermark DAC Single Vineyard
Alcohol: 12,50% Vol. Alk.
Sugar: 1,10 g/l RZ
Acid: 6,50 g/l tbS
96/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2020/21
Location: Single Vineyard Sausaler Schlössl: One of the most historical single vineyard in the village Kitzeck-Sausal, located on about 600 metres above sea level, south-southwest facing and completely open to the nearby alps. Because of that the grapes can be harvest very late in October.
Soil: black slate
Winemaking: Very late and selective hand-picked, gentle and shortly pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in old wooden casks. For 12 month on the yeast.
Altitude: 500-590 m
Steepness: up to 70% inclination
Drinking temperature: 12 °C
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.