Sauvignon Blanc Ried Steinriegl

2020


Wine Classification: Erste STK Ried (STK Premier Cru)
Characteristics: dry
Alcohol: 13,00% Vol. Alk.


94/100 points Falstaff Weinguide 2020/21

Wine description: Savory aromas and flavours, dense, minerally, spicy, great interplay of cool flavours from the slate and warm flavours of the ripeness, with a huge life ahead—pure slate.
Location: Steinriegl: Very steep (up to 78% inclination) top single vineyard located on high altitude and facing south-southwest. Highly flavour-intense wines with pronounced minerality. This vineyard was referred as one of the best single vineyards of Styria for centuries
Since vintage 2018 this special single vineyard is classified as STK Premier Cru.
Soil: red and blue-black slate with quarzite
Winemaking: Very late selective hand picked grapes, short maceration time, gentle and very slow pressing. Slow natural fermentation in used big wooden casks, ageing on the yeast for 11 months.
Altitude: 400-540m
Steepness: 40-78%
Drinking temperature: 12 °C
Drinking description: Cross-fried fillet of perch on mashed peas, Curd cheese-vegetable ravioli, Stuffed bell peppers
contains sulfites

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.