Ried Pössnitzberg® Trockenbeerenauslese Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Prädikatswein

Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg Trockenbeerenauslese Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Prädikat Wine

Grape variety:
Sauvignon Blanc
96 FALSTAFF points
Alcohol content:
Total acid:
Residual suggar:
harvested by hand, spontaneously fermented with natural yeasts
stainless steel tank
Drinking maturity:
potential for two decades
Bottle closure:
screw cap
Prädikatswein (Prädikat Wine)
Wine-growing area:
Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg
Local orientation:
a predominantly south-facing location forming a basin with eastern and western extensions and an inclination of up to 75% (the major part more than 50% of inclination)
Sea level:
Wine-growing region:
Southern Styria
Description of the wine:
precise fruit aromas of dried apricots, raisins, honey and of exotic fruits; clear Sauvignon Blanc characteristics; acacia blossoms, delicate herbal spices, a perfect balance of residual sweetness and lively acid on the palate
Food recommendation:
excellent sweet wine going well with different kinds of sweet desserts and strong cheese
EUR 22,00 á 0,375l

A barogue Prädikat Wine (sweet wine, dried berries selection) from our top single vineyard, the Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg.

The Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg is predestined as a great white wine terroir. Due to the interaction of the soil structure and of the climatic factors this single vineyard is unique. These Sauvignon Blanc wines are very authentic.

Wine-growing area:

Steepness and extremely chalky soils account for grand, deep terroir wines - laborious and intensive manual work provided. The Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg is the most southern single vineyard in Styria and is very important for our winery. In the fifties our grandfather Johann Sabathi recognised the potential of the site Pössnitzberg and acquired the first core of this precious vineyard. This extremely steep and rocky single vineyard benefits from partly very old vines and deep roots. Due to an inclination of 75% this vineyard needs to be cultivated almost by hand.


Warm winds coming up from Slovenian valleys meet cool air streams from the Koralpe Mountains in the west. These extreme temperature differences cause a spicy and multi-faceted aroma spectrum.


From the geological point of view the Pössnitzberg is located within the southwestern Styrian sea basin. Approximately 16 million years ago some 1000 meters of mighty marine sediments accumulated. Geologists describe these fine marine sediments as “Styrian Schlier”. It consists of chalky fine-sandy, mostly green-greyish marl clay or argillaceous schist with deposits of sand, fossils of leaves and gloss carbon residues. These scarce and very chalky soils, called “Opok” (chalky marl), are characterised by a humous topsoil formed by weathering, which often does not exceed a height of 20 centimeters, and firm sedimentary rocks.