Erste STK Ried
Single Vineyard Poharnig
Premier Cru STK
A monopole vineyard of Erwin Sabathi
The Single Vineyard Poharnig is located within the cadastral district Pössnitz. This vineyard is exclusively cultivated by Erwin Sabathi – therefore a monopole vineyard.
The actual name of this single vineyard, “Poharnig”, originates from a former farmyard name. This farmyard can historically be traced back to 1495. The “Vulgo-name” (house name) “Pocharnig” is handed down as “Windische Pocharnighube” at the first time in 1784.
The Single Vineyard Poharnig is exclusively planted with the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc. Our Sauvignon Blanc wines from Poharnig, classified as “Erste STK Ried” (Premier Cru STK), are perfect to enjoy right from the beginning, but they have also a high ageing potential. The harvest yield is limited to a maximum of 45 hectolitres. Premier Cru STK wines are allowed to be offered for sale at the earliest on the 1st of September after 11 months of maturation.
a south-facing location forming a basin with western extensions
Due to the tension between hot days and cool nights in combination with soft winds arriving from the Koralpe Mountains, only Sauvignon Blanc vines grow on this single vineyard site. This wine is enormously salty, effected by the very sandy soil.
The geological subsoil consists of fine-grained sands and conglomerate interstratifications. These conglomerate interstratifications are weathered in different degrees. On the upper slope areas, the size of grains and the water permeability increases.