Sauvignon Blanc Steinberg Reserve 2019
Our 40 years old Sauvignon Blanc vines grow in the far north-west of Langenlois, on around 360 m above sea level. The so-called Steinberg is one of the coolest slopes of the Kamptal. The mica schist bedrock of the vineyard is traversed by gneiss, quartz and dark amphibolites. Due to the exposure to the fresh westerly winds, the grapes ripen comparatively slowly here and develop an exotic and rich fruit character with delicate smoky minerality. Before bottling, the wine spends two years on the lees in small oak barrels.
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The grapes were selectively harvested by hand in mid-September and slightly crushed. After some hours of maceration they were gently pressed off with low pressure. Fermented in stainless steel tank, followed by two years of maturation in small oak barrels on the lees. Bottled at high atmospheric pressure during the waxing moon in August 2022.
Wine description
Ripe and exotic fruit, elegant scent of mango, gooseberry, some pineapple, green tea, a cool and delicately smoky spicy note comes forward with some air; Juicy on the palate, finely chiselled fruit, white berries, fantastic grip, good tension with a saline and mineral vein, great ageing potential!
14 % vol.
Ageing potential
15 years +
Serving temperature
Chilled, approx. 11°C