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Sattlerhof Ried Kapellenweingarten Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Südsteiermark, Steiermark (Styria), AustriaSattlerhof is a leading producer in Austria’s South Styria region, known for their benchmark examples of Styrian Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc. The Sattler family has been growing wine in the village of Gamlitz since 1887, and they were one of the first in the region to bottle high quality dry white wines under their own name in the 1970s. Willi Sattler grew the estate to 40 hectares of organically / biodynamically farmed vines in some of the region’s most famous vineyards including grand crus Kranachberg and Pfarrweingarten, now joined by his two sons Andreas and Alexander. Their vineyards are centered around the village of Gamlitz, located less than 10km from the Slovenian border. This 1er cru site is at 600m, the last hillside before the alps. Grapes are rooted in the gravels and stones that have washed down from those mighty mountains. This was native fermented and aged in large old oak. Smoked stone, quince, crunchy Anjou pear, tangy lime pith and peel lead this medium bodied alpine white, with a beauty texture, fresh acidity, and fine stony grip. Quite profound, with massive salts on the lingering humming finish.  Tasted: 09 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Weingut SattlerhofDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc