Districtus Austriae Controllatus
Kalk & Kreide Sauvignon Blanc Bio 2022 is a signature wine. This organic Gutswein belongs to Weingut Tement's most important wines. The grapes used grow on a coral limestone soil. This gives a wine with intense minerality. After spontaneous fermentation, Sauvignon Blanc Kalk & Kreide ages on its lees between 6 and 12 months in stainless steel tanks and barriques. It is bottled without filtration to preserve its complete integrity. The 2022 vintage began with moderate winter temperatures and decidedly dry weather. The month of April was perfect for spreading organic compost and biodynamic preparations, also finished planting the terraces on the single vineyard Grassnitzberg Riff. At the end of April the vineyard began to bud, while May was a noticeably warmer month. Spring and summer were characterized by thunderstorms, so it was very important to manage the canopy properly to ensure perfect aeration of the plants. In August, cornunghia was used to stimulate the ripening process of the grapes. On September 12, the shortest harvest ever began. Only 12 days later the harvest was already finished. This was thanks to 200 people in the countryside and a top-notch team in the winery. Thanks to this enormous effort, the grapes arrived at the winery perfect, but yields were low due to the difficult flowering period that was marked by heavy rains. The 2022 vintage is very reminiscent of the historic 1999 vintage. It is exactly what one would expect from a great wine from southern Styria. Refreshing citrus notes, crisp apples and yellow plums, elderberries and black currants. Very mineral, savory and direct, very drinkable. Ready to drink in 2023 it can be stored for another 10 years. The glass closure is one of its peculiarities.
Bio Organic AT-BIO-402