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GRASSNITZBERG RIFF

Sauvignon Blanc

This vineyard was planted by Josef Tement in the 1950s and has been since in the family’s ownership. Warm lemon, black currant, and apricot. Delicate and fresh with a gentle minerality and a mouth-watering finale. 

0,75l

 33,00

2020

Also available as: Magnum 1,5 lt

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 (16 mio year old coral reef ).

This Sauvignon impresses with deep mineral and citrus flavours, caper salt & black currant.

A lot of limestone spices are present which leave an eternally long taste.

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

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: Cru Wine Südsteiermark DAC

Classification: STK Premier Cru

Vinification: After natural fermentation 24 months in big neutral oak casks sur lie; bottled unfiltered

Alcohol: 13 % vol.

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.

Organic Farming

Organic agriculture AT-BIO-402. Sustainable Austria certified.

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Falstaff

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James Suckling

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.