Ried Pössnitzberg® Sauvignon Blanc Große STK Ried, SüdsteiermarkDAC

Single Vineyard Pössnitzberg Sauvignon Blanc Grand Cru STK, SüdsteiermarkDAC

Complex bouquet with spicy aromas of flintstone,
animated minerality on the palat
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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. Our wines from Pössnitzberg, classified as “Große STK Ried” (Grand Cru STK), are delicately mineral, very salty on the palate and show a tight structure and high ageing potential. The harvest yield is limited to a maximum of 45 hectolitres. Grand Cru STK wines are allowed to be offered for sale at the earliest on the 1st of May after 18 months of maturation.


Grape variety:

Sauvignon Blanc

Drinking maturity:

15 years and longer

Climate:

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.

Soil:

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.


Our vintages

Ried Pössnitzberg® Sauvignon Blanc 2018 orderable
Ried Pössnitzberg® Sauvignon Blanc 2017 orderable
Ried Pössnitzberg® Sauvignon Blanc 2016 sold out
Ried Pössnitzberg® Sauvignon Blanc 2015 sold out