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Ried

GRASSNITZBERG
Reserve

Sauvignon Blanc

The vines grow on a historic coral reef. The combination of terroir and cool climate brings out a distinctive mineral spiciness and salty lemon notes. Only bottled in the most characterful years. Eternal wine with great ageing potential.

0,75l

 44,00

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.

The combination of terroir and cool climate bring out an distinctive spiciness and salty lemon notes.

Only produced in the most characterful years. Great wine with long ageing potential of 20 years +

Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: Cru Wine

Classification: STK Premier Cru

Vinification: After natural fermentation 42 months in big neutral oak casks sur lie; bottled unfiltered

Alcohol: 13 % vol.

Residual Sugar: 1,2 g /l, dry

Acidity: 6,2 g/l tbS

STK Premier Cru

These single-vineyard wines are made from late-harvest grapes from outstanding STK Rieden (single vineyards). Vines must be at least twelve years old. Yields are limited to 4500 litres per hectare. Only wines that have proved themselves on the market to have the potential to mature for at least five years qualify for this classification.

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Falstaff

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.