Weingut Gross

Steiermark | Südsteiermark | Ehrenhausen

Johannes Gross is the fifth generation of his family to farm and make wine in Ratsch, on the poetically hilly, verdant edge of Südsteiermark (southern Styria). It’s a place defined by climatic tension between the Alps and the Adriatic with steep, terraced hillsides, a mélange of volcanic and sedimentary soils, and a range of traditional Styrian varieties, foremost sauvignon blanc. The terrain demands intensive handwork; yields are kept very low. In the cellar, Johannes focuses on spontaneous fermentations and traditional vinification methods. The wines are entrancingly aromatic, playful, lively, and keenly defined.

Weingut Gross 2020 Ehrenhausen Sauvignon Blanc

This wine comes from four small vineyards in the village of Ehrenhausen where the soils are strongly calcareous, with marl and limestone. This sauvignon comes from vines ranging from roughly 10 to more than 30 years old. Grapes are carefully selected, hand-harvested, fully destemmed, and macerated for a short period of roughly 3-6 hours before spontaneous fermentation takes place in traditional large, oak barrels. The wine is then racked and matured in the same barrels for 12 months, followed by 6 months in stainless tank.

  • 2020
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Practicing Organic
  • limestone, loam, schist
  • 12 months neutral barrel, 5 months stainless
  • Neutral oak cask
  • 2.5

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