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GRASSNITZBERG

Morillon

The old vines of the Ried Grassnitzberg are rooted on pure coral limestone and, in combination with the cool microclimate of this unique site, give rise to an elegant Morillon that comes to perfection through its 18-month aging on the fine lees.

0,75l

 40,00

2017

Single-vineyard Grassnitzberg was the first vineyard owned by family Tement and was planted in the early 50s. The old vines of the south south-east facing slopes grow on massive coralline limestone soil and are dominated by cool nights.

This Morillon (Chardonnay) impresses with deep minerality and structure.

May be drunk young, but we recommend 3-5 years bottle ageing. Long ageing potential.

 

Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety: Morillon

Appellation: Riedenwein Südsteiermark

Soil: Located in a closed mountain basin on 300 - 420 m above sea level with a South - Southeastern exposition and characterized by sandy-loamy coralline limestone soil. Again an offspring of the Paratethys ocean. Unique for especially cold nights, which lead to elegant wines with an herbalmineral note with a tangy saltiness.

Vinification: After natural fermentation 18 months on the lees; bottled unfiltered

Alcohol: 13 % vol.

Residual Sugar: 1,1 g/l RS

Acidity: 6,1 g/tbS

Quality Wine from Austria

97/100

A LA CARTE

94-95

Robert Parker

Ried Grassnitzberg Riff

Located in a closed mountain basin on 300 - 420 m above sea level with a South - Southeastern exposition and characterized by sandy-loamy coralline limestone soil. Again an offspring of the Paratethys ocean. Unique for especially cold nights, which lead to elegant wines with an herbalmineral note with a tangy saltiness.
Ried Grassnitzberg Tement

family business since 1959

100% in-house production

authentical wines of origin

organic agriculture AT-BIO-402

careful manual labour

slow and gentle maturation of the wines

hand harvested grapes

natural and spontaneous fermentation

Wine is not static.
It evolves, matures and changes over time.

Armin Tement

Our Standards

More than 15 years ago we started taking the first steps towards organic farming. We are now in the phase to convert to biodynamics. A logical step for us and a beginning without end. Every year we learn something new, observe nature and get closer to it bit by bit. We see our business as a form of modern circular economy in which wine is part of an overall concept. Partnerships with horse and cattle farmers have just as much space here as the use of the company’s own forest for energy production. Wine as a way of life.