Gentle flavour of herbs, a hint of verbena, fennel and anise, delicate and very elegant on the palate.
The single vineyards from Pössnitzberg are predestined as a great white wine terroir. Due to the interaction of the soil structure and of the climatic factors the single vineyards there are unique. These Sauvignon Blanc wines are very authentic. The grapes for “Single Vineyard Pössnitzberger Kapelle Sauvignon Blanc” are from a special vineyard on the Pössnitzberg, a vineyard with a small, old chapel (“Kapelle” means chapel). In the sixties, Karl Rengo, the former landowner of this special vineyard already named his wines “Pössnitzberger Kapelle”. This wine from the Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg, one of our rarities, is delicately mineral, very salty on the palate, shows a tight structure and a high aging potential. The harvest yield is limited to a maximum of 45 hectolitres. As a rarity, this wine is allowed to be offered for sale at the earliest on the 1st of May after 30 months of maturation.
15 years and longer
Due to its exposure, the Single Vineyard Pössnitzberger Kapelle is characterised by warm updrafts. It is more windy than the other single vineyards on Pössnitzberg.
Pössnitzberg is located on the southern part of the "West Styrian Bay" of the Styrian Basin. In former times (in the Neogene), several 1000 meter thick marine sediments have been deposited there. These deposits, also called "Steirischer Schlier", are clayey up to fine sandy, gray-green coloured marls including plant fossils and sandstone interstratifications. 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. The soil of the Single Vineyrad Pössnitzberger Kapelle is rather poor and less deep compared to the rest of the vineyards on Pössnitzberg.