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Sauvignon Blanc 2017


A Wine That

resets your imagination of Sauvignon Blanc. The way Ewald tends his vines and takes care of the grapes results in something far superior to the simple idea of the grape. Intense flavours that remind us of the tropics but with a lean back palate like you are swimming in the mountains on a fresh summer day.

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  • Winemaker: Werlitsch
Sauvignon Blanc  - 2017















Sauvignon Blanc

Where and How?

This is biodynamically farmed Sauvignon Blanc from Ewald's vineyards in southern Styria, Austria. The grapes are directly pressed, after which the juice ferments naturally and is aged undisturbed on the lees for at least eighteen months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal sulphites.

The Winemaker: Werlitsch

Ewald Tscheppe of Werlitsch is a winemaker who ditched the security of producing simple, easy-to-sell, “drink now, not for ageing” Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays. Inspired by the likes of Marcel Deiss, Gravner and Radikon, Ewald set out to see what his Styrian soils might be able to produce if given the chance. By throwing convention out of the window and by following an inert belief that biodynamic farming is the way forward, Ewald and his friends’ wines have changed how Styria is perceived.

They are wines of haunting aromas that age more impressively than most white Burgundies. They may be serious, fine wines, but they are in no way rigid or strict. Instead, they emanate good vibes and drinkability; testament to healthy farming and healthy wines. By giving the wines time and by not putting them into tight clothes by over-sulphuring them, he allows them to be true to themselves and to their place.

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