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Tement Sauvignon Blanc Grassnitzberg 2016 w1

AustriaSüdsteiermark DACSuvignon BlancA unique Terroir mix of 55 Sauvignon blanc parcels mainly grown on mineralic limestone soil.2020The fantastic vintage 2020 is markd by complexity and deep citric flavours. Ripe pears blended with aromatic elderberries. A mix of air and time reveal spicy cassis on the palate.  Excellent with asparagus, mozzarella, fish and salads.2019The arrival of this 2019 marks the third consecutive vintage we've carried of this fabulous Sauvignon Blanc from Tement; we think it is the best so far. As is typical of many Sudsteiermark wineries, Tement makes wine from several varieties, but Sauvignon is their specialty. Planted in Sudsteiermark (Southern Styria) since the 19th century, Sauvignon Blanc here ripens to make some of the world's most elegant and juicy examples of this very popular, if all to often very predictable, grape. Airy and bright, the 2019 Tement Sauvignon 'Kalk & Kreide' is gorgeous; we think it competes with many of the finest of Sancerre. It opens with aromas of sweet lemon, grapefruit, melon and peach next to so many typical Sauvignon notes, some perhaps telltale, others subtle to the point of transcending the variety's pungent reputation. A little mint, snap peas and currants, hints of diverse spices, flowers and sweet grassinesss, its non-fruit nuances are myriad but never overwhelming, its focus is refreshment, and it finishes long on juicy fresh fruit notes. This is will be very versatile at the table, but one should expecially consider it for salads made with local tomatoes and herbs (and no vinegar).
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