Weissburgunder Ried Gola

2019


Wine Classification: Südsteiermark DAC Single Vineyard
Characteristics: dry
Alcohol: 12,50% Vol. Alk.


93/100 points Falstaff

Wine description: Stone fruit flavours and hints of green apple, complex, elegant structure, rich in extracts, lingering—The ideal food partner
Location: Single Vineyard Gola: The name is of Slavian origin, meaning „naked“, which refers to the meagre slate soil. It is one of our hottest sites, producing profound wines with plenty of stuffing. Because of their slaty minerality, they stand out above all for their unique finesse, which makes them keep their elegance despite their high ripeness.
Soil: Red slate (paleozoic slate)
Winemaking: Selective hand-picked, short masceration time (~4 hours) and gentle pressing. Very slow fermenation in stainless steel and old big wooden casks with about 20°C. Ageing on the yeast for nine month.
Altitude: 390-480 m
Steepness: 40-67%
Drinking temperature: 12°C
Drinking description: Classic pan-fried chicken, Wild garlic risotto
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.