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Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Niederösterreich, Österreich
Sauvignon Blanc
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Quality
Qualitätswein

1 Awards

7/2017
Wein Guide 2017
88
88 points

Vine origins

  • Vineyard

    Weidlingtal, Klosterneuburg

    Soil Type: Weathered sandstone soil; Slope Face: South; Elevation: 200–260 meters

Analytical data

Alcohol
12,0% vol
Sugar
1,7 g/l, dry
Acid
7,4 g/l

Harvest

October 2016

Vinification

Skin Contact: 3 hours; Ageing: Stainless steel tank; Bottling Date: March 2017

Wine description

High-quality, fully ripe grapes, gentle processing and cool fermentation bring out the typical Sauvignon aromas and lend the Sauvignon Blanc its elegant fruitful body out of elder-berry and gooseberrynuanced with lively fresh character. Reminds one of ripe gooseberries and crushed nettle leaves. The wine makes a pleasant impression on the palate, with fine flavour and balance.

Drink recommendations

Serving Temperature: 8–9 °C; Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: This wine is best enjoyed young.

Food pairings

Cream cheese, typical viennese „Heurigenspezialitäten“

Other

On the variety and origins of this wine: The Sauvignon Blanc grape variety comes from south-western France, where documentary evidence of its cultivation dates back to the first half of the 18th Century.

History

Wine Estate of Klosterneuburg Monastery: Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf. Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.

Philosophy

The wines bearing the Stift Klosterneuburg crest are the mainstay of our range of wines. Our Stiftsweine (Monastery wines) are youthful, fruity and charac-teristic of their varieties. They elegantly reflect the typicity of the relevant wine-growing region. The grapes used to make them come from various vineyards, but always from one wine-growing location. The Stiftswein collection represents Austrian winemaking tradition in its most enjoyably drinkable form.

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