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Weingut Schauer

Weingut Schauer Kitzeck-Sausal Sauvignon Blanc, Sudsteiermark, Austria

Weingut Schauer Kitzeck-Sausal Sauvignon Blanc, Sudsteiermark, Austria

"Elevation of Elegance: Weingut Schauer 'Kitzeck-Sausal' Sauvignon Blanc"

Rooted in Tradition, Reaching for Tomorrow

Nestled within the historic wine-growing village of Kitzeck im Sausal, the Schauer Winery has embarked on a transformative journey, intertwining the rich heritage of southern Styria with a forward-thinking approach to viticulture. Beginning in 2021, Stefan and Bernhard Schauer committed to organic farming, a testament to their respect for the land and a vision for a sustainable future. This transition not only honors the legacy of the region, known for its viticultural significance since 1763 but also propels Weingut Schauer towards organic certification by 2024, marking a new chapter in the story of Styrian wine.

Terroir and Technique

The 'Kitzeck-Sausal' Sauvignon Blanc, the winery's signature wine, is a masterclass in the expression of terroir. Cultivated from select vineyards perched at high altitudes on unique slate soils, this wine reflects the distinct landscape of Kitzeck-Sausal. The Schauer brothers' commitment to showcasing the region's character is evident in their vinification methods. Spontaneous fermentation in large wooden barrels for nine months allows the wine to develop a complex structure, delicate spice, and a close-knit, straightforward profile while preserving the Sauvignon Blanc grape's inherent vibrancy and nuanced elegance.

Tasting Notes

Awarded 93 points by Wine and Spirits and 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, this Sauvignon Blanc is celebrated for its multifaceted character. With graphite fiery notes and restrained Sauvignon aromas on the nose, it offers a palate of structure, delicate spice, and a flinty, citrus-driven profile accented by sage and milk thistle. This wine's plush, round feel, balanced by firm umami notes of earth and mineral and a phenolic grip, showcases its depth and longevity. It remains intense days after opening, promising excellent cellar potential.

A Harmonious Journey

The Weingut Schauer 'Kitzeck-Sausal' Sauvignon Blanc is not just a wine; it's an experience. It requires the right setting to fully appreciate its subtlety and depth—a testament to the Schauer brothers' philosophy that wine should be tasted, felt, and remembered. As a beacon of Styrian wine-making, this Sauvignon Blanc invites connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike to explore the elegance and complexity of a region that continues to inspire and surprise.

Pairings and Occasions

This Sauvignon Blanc is ideally suited for various culinary pairings, from fresh seafood dishes and light poultry to herb-infused salads and goat cheese. Its vibrant acidity and complex flavor profile enhance the dining experience, making it a versatile choice for special occasions or intimate gatherings. As the Schauer Winery steps into the future of organic viticulture, the 'Kitzeck-Sausal' Sauvignon Blanc stands as a proud representation of their journey, a signature wine that embodies the essence of southern Styria.

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