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Single-vineyard Zieregg is divided into meanwhile 17 plots. This wine grows on the plots “Steilriegel (oberer)“ and “Karmeliten Berg (Brunnenhaus)”. Characterized by deep minerality the old vines grow on a 16 million year old coral reef. Cool winds also favour the aromatic expression of the grapes.
To allow the whole complexity of the single-vineyard and variety to be reflected in the bottle, a 20 month ageing process in neutral oak barrels is crucial.
Exceptional vintage with inspiring length.
We recommend to decant 1-2 hours before serving.
Grape Variety: Weissburgunder
Appellation: Cru Wine
Classification: STK Grand Cru
Soil: Steep vineyard on a sea level of 330 - 490 m with an exposition facing South to Southwest. 15 million years ago the Paratethys Ocean covered South Styria and is remembered by majestic coralline limestone reef. The “Zieregg” vineyard is highly influenced by this distinctive sub soil. It goes without saying that the wines produced on this beautiful site get characteristics from its past as well. Expect profound and elegant wines with a whole lot of structure, distinctiveness and great aging potential.
Vinification: After natural fermentation 20 months sur lie in neutral oak barrels; bottled unfiltered
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Residual Sugar: 1,1 g/l RZ dry
Acidity: 6,3 g/l tbS
STK Grand Cru
Exquisite single-vineyard wines from the most exceptional STK Rieden (single vineyards). Favoured by extraordinary terroir and harvested late. Vines must be at least 15 years old. Yields are limited to 4500 litres per hectare. A minimum presence of ten years on the market guarantees exceptional quality.
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.Armin Tement
It evolves, matures and changes over time.
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.