Weingut Gross Steirische Klassik STK Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Front Label
Weingut Gross Steirische Klassik STK Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Front Label

Weingut Gross Steirische Klassik STK Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik is another classic of southern Styria. Dressed in a bright citrus color, the wine opens with a clear, fresh and open bouquet of white and green fruits along with elderflower aromas. Full-bodied, round and very elegant with ripe, fine but vital acidity and fine tannin grip, this is an intense and densely textured yet finessed and perfectly balanced Sauvignon Blanc whose finish is dry, intense, fresh, well structured, pretty long and spicy. Impressive! 13% alcohol.
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Appreciated for superior wines made from indigenous varieties, Austria should be on the radar of any curious wine drinker. A rather cool and dry wine growing region, this country produces wine that is quintessentially European in style: food-friendly with racy acidity, moderate alcohol and fresh fruit flavors.

Austria’s viticultural history is rich and vast, dating back to Celtic tribes with first written record of winemaking starting with the Romans. But the 20th century brought Austria a series of winemaking obstacles, namely the plunder of both world wars, as well as its own self-imposed quality breach. In the mid 1980s, after a handful of shameless vintners were found to have added diethylene glycol (a toxic substance) to their sweet wines to imitate the unctuous qualities imparted by botrytis, Austria’s credibility as a wine-producing country was compromised. While no one was harmed, the incident forced the country to rebound and recover stronger than ever. By the 1990s, Austria was back on the playing field with exports and today is prized globally for its quality standards and dedication to purity and excellence.

Grüner Veltliner, known for its racy acidity and herbal, peppery aromatics, is Austria's most important white variety, comprising nearly a third of Austrian plantings. Riesling in Austria is high in quality but not quantity, planted on less than 5% of the country’s vineyard land. Austrian Rieslings are almost always dry and are full of bright citrus flavors and good acidity. Red varietal wines include the tart and peppery Zweigelt, spicy and dense Blaufränkisch and juicy Saint Laurent. These red varieties are also sometimes blended.

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