Weingut Sattlerhof - Ried Pfarrweingarten Morillon Große STK Lage 2015

Südsteiermark - Dry -
White - Austria

Falstaff: 96 points

Robert Parker: 93 points

Pale and clear. Pronounced aromas. This complex Chardonnay has a fragrance reminiscent of aromatic Cox Orange apple, fresh quince, citrus fruit, and salted almond. A veil of cool smoke wraps around a touch of orange liqueur and beeswax. This broad spectrum of aromas and flavours continues on the palate where a refreshing core of acid provides vitality and elegance.

Pairing: With braised veal, venison and feathered game.

Vineyards: Fully ripe grapes from the Sattlerhof exclusive Pfarrweingarten site. Steeply rising slopes, excellent soil structure: shell and coral limestone at an altitude of 365 m above sea level.Certified to organic viticulture AT – BIO 402, selective harvest exclusively by hand in small boxes. Rigorous selection of the ripest beeries from Pfarrweingarten.

Soil: Shell/coral limestone, Opok (a tertiary soil – clay and marl), thin sandy layer. Protected south facing basin location, cultivated solely by Sattlerhof.

Vinification: Fermented and matured on the lees for 18 month in 225 and 300 liter barriques, first and second filling.

Alcohol: 13,5%

Residual sugar: 1.2 g/l

Acidity: 6.0 g/l