Weingut Wohlmuth Sauvignon Blanc Kitzeck-Sausal
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Family run winery for nearly 200 years.
- Because the vineyards are extremely steep, the grapes must be hand- picked from sparse slate soils.
- Weingut Wohlmuth engages in Eco-friendly vinification practices, using no herbicides or pesticides.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: The Sausal region, which stretches around the South-Styrian village of Kitzeck, ranks among Austria´s most historical winegrowing areas. The vineyards are planted at altitudes of 380 to 650 meters above sea level. With an average steepness of up to 80%. They belong to Europe´s steepest vineyard sites and have paleozoic slate soils. The winemaking occurs very late and the grapes are selected and hand-picked. The spend 8 to 16 hours maceration time, with gentle and slow pressing. The wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation in old big wooden casks. It is aged 7 months on yeast
Tasting Notes: Spicy, smoky, complex aromas, with a strong terroir impression
2019 – 90+ Wine Advocate | 93 Wine Enthusiast
2020 – 90 Wine Advocate
Kitzeck im Sausal is a village that deserves high praise. That’s because it boasts the highest-in-elevation wine estates in Austria. But it takes more than a mountaintop to create great wine. It takes many generations of the Wohlmuth family who have been making 100% single-estate-grown wine here since 1803!