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White wine 2018 Südsteiermark DAC Sauvignon Blanc dry "Heaven's Door", Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: 138.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #LS2011/20

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: great (95 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 11 February, 2021
Editor note: Firm and deep, multi-layered, still somewhat closed, nutty and slightly woody aroma with aromas of ripe yellow fruits, dried ethereal herbs, floral nuances, quite distinct yellow spice, a little pepper and mineral hints. Ripe, very firm and concentrated, tart, somewhat warm fruit, clearly peppery aromas and again also yellow spice, fine acidity and lots of grip of ripe tannin, a little smoky and nutty wood notes, deep and persistent on the palate, enormous, salty minerality, ethereal herbs in the background, almost massive structure, still undeveloped, very good to long, tart, complex, spicy, juicy, ethereal and very mineral finish

The federal state of Styria with its capital Graz is located in the south-east of Austria. It borders the provinces of Carinthia (SW), Salzburg (W), Upper Austria (N), Lower Austria (N) and Burgenland (E), as well as Slovenia to the south. The Celts practised cultivated viticulture as early as the fourth century BC. As in all of Central Europe, Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) gave new impetus to viticulture. In the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church and its monasteries, especially Rein Abbey of the ZisterzienserCistercian...

In Austria, viticulture has been practised since the time of settlement by the Celts almost 3,000 years ago. The Burgenland municipality of Zagersdorf and the Lower Austrian municipality of Stillfried in the Weinviertel are considered the oldest wine-growing communities in Austria. In both places, grape seeds were found that date back to 700 and 900 BC respectively and can clearly be assigned to the species Vitis vinifera. The lifting of the ban on planting vines outside Italy by Emperor Domitian (51-96) by Emperor Probus (232-282) had a positive effect on viticulture. This...

The white grape variety originates from France. Around 100 synonyms testify to the vine's great age and worldwide distribution in almost all wine-growing countries. The most important ones, grouped alphabetically by country, are Feigentraube, Muskat-Silvaner, Würzsilvaner (Germany); Blanc Doux, Blanc Fumé, Blanc Fumet, Fumé, Genetin, Gennetin, Gentin a Romorantin, Gros Sauvignon, Libournais, Painechon, Puinechou, Punéchon, Punechou, Quinechon, Sauternes, Sauvignon Blanc Musqué, Sauvignon Fumé, Sauvignon Jaune, Sauvignon Jeune, Sauvignon Musqué, Savagnou, Surin (France); Pellegrina, Pissotta, Sauvignon Bianco...

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