Ried Poharnig® Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Erste STK Ried

Single Vineyard Poharnig Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Premier Cru STK

Grape variety:
Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage:
2016
Awards:
94 FALSTAFF, 93 A LA CARTE, 90/100 TASTED 100% BLIND points
Alcohol content:
13.0%vol
Total acid:
6.3g/l
Residual suggar:
1.1g/l
Vinification:
harvested by hand, spontaneously fermented with natural yeasts
Maturation:
6 months in traditional, large, wooden oak casks
Drinking maturity:
10 years and longer
Bottle closure:
screw cap
Categorisation:
Erste STK Ried (Premier Cru STK)
Wine-growing area/ single vineyard :
Poharnig
Local orientation:
a south-facing location forming a basin with western extensions
Sea level:
390m–450m
Wine-growing region:
Southern Styria
Description of the wine:
notes of flintstone – characterised by the soil; accurate fruit aromas, profound components; fresh herbs, black currant leaves; graceful with a vibrating acid, deep structure ending in a salty aftertaste
Food recommendation:
Asian appetizers, mushroom dishes, white and green asparagus, pasta, chicken, quail, veal, beef, freshwater fish, fish in salt crust (zander, sea bass), shellfish, mussels, sushi
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Categorisation:

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 site), 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 May after 6 months of maturation.

Wine-growing area/ single vineyard:

The single vineyard Poharnig is located within the cadastral district Pössnitz. This vineyard is exclusively cultivated by Erwin Sabathi – therefore a monopole vineyard.

Climate:

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.

Soil:

The soil mainly consists of sand elements and conglomerate components in combination with weathered sandstone.
The upper part of the slope mostly consists of gravel deposits with a high water-permeability.

Ried Poharnig – eine Monopollage von Erwin Sabathi.  

Single Vineyard Poharnig – a monopole vineyard, exclusively cultivated by Erwin Sabathi.