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Sattlerhof Gamlitz Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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 village wine come from steeply sloping quartz and limestone vineyards 350-450m. It was native fermented in stainless (partial MLF) where it remained on lees for 5 months. Lightly smoked stone, green apple, pear skin wraps around a lees bedded, subtle passionfruit core. This is more tropical than you might expect from south Austria, and quite a lovely surprise. Very textural, this finishes with a lingering quartzite buzz.Tasted: 09 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Weingut SattlerhofDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc