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Weißwein 2017 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Ried Kranachberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve trocken STK Grosse Lage, Styria/Steiermark, Austria

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Reserve
Price: 50.00 €
Organic labeling: Certified sustainable
Bottle closure: Glass
Maturing: 500l Barrel
Registration number: #LS1453/20

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (94 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 6 July, 2021
Editor note: Very firm and deep aroma of rather light yellow fruits with fine green-vegetable aromas, some minerality and smoky, again light wood aromas. Firm, powerful and juicy in the mouth, very ripe fruit, melting, but also grip, very fine acidity, light wood tones, dense and persistent on the palate, still rather undeveloped, also has cool elements despite all the power, peppery in the background, a hint of yeast, clear minerality, compact structure, black berry and floral hints, multi-layered, very good, slightly alcohol-warm finish with nutty-smoky wood hints, plenty of minerality, and fine vegetal flavours. May mature further.

The province 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 in 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...

Synonym for the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc; see there.
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