Fully ripe organic grown grapes are sourced from the Sattlerhof vineyards situated in and around the Gamlitz village, including some grapes from their top vineyard sites. The vines are 40 years old and are located on steeply sloping vineyards 350-450 metres above sea level. This makes management of the vineyards challenging, but gives perfect exposure to ripen the grapes in the distinctly cool microclimate of South Styria. The mix of sand, gravel and limestone soils also contribute to the aromatic and expressive character of this wine. All vineyard practices are carried out by hand.
This wine has a deep golden yellow hue. The nose opens with dried apricot aromas, followed by notes of honey and dried flowers. Creamy-sweet flavours of hay, flowers, spice and white peach are perfectly balanced by a fine acidity that lasts on the lengthy and creamy finish.
Wilhelm and Maria Sattler own 35 hectares of vineyards in the Austrian village of Gamlitz, near the Slovenian border. The Sattler family have made wine at their 300-year-old farm since 1887. In the 1960s, they were among the first in the region to bottle high-quality dry white wines under their own name and today, the family business has passed to Willi and Maria’s sons, Alexander and Andreas. While their parents still take a keen interest in the estate, Alexander is now responsible for the vineyards and viticulture and Andreas heads up the winemaking. The vineyards are farmed using organic and biodynamic principles and starting with the 2021 vintage, all the estate wines are Respekt-certified.
Weingut Sattlerhof have prime vineyards in Südsteiermark, considered a world-class region for Sauvignon Blanc, from which they produce regional, village and single-vineyard wines.