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Albert Neumeister Sauvignon Blanc Klausen 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Austria
region
Steiermark
WA
92
Additional vintages
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92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 Ried Klausen Sauvignon Blanc 1STK is deep, dense and concentrated on the nose; though not as pure, fine, cool and elegant as the 2017, it's ripe and open, with almost-dried white frost aromas intermixed with more vegetal notes. On the palate, this is a tight, dense, firmly structured, more tannic and (for now) more rustic wine provided with piquant acidity. Tight, piquant and fresh on the finish. A character.
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Albert Neumeister Sauvignon Blanc Klausen 2016 750ml

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Originating in the Bordeaux region of France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal is today found in many different countries around the world. It is a grape which prefers milder temperatures, as too much exposure to heat dulls the juices within the green skinned fruits, leading to wines which are flat and characterless. As such, it is often found in valley regions, or by the coast where it can benefit from cooling oceanic winds before their characteristic early harvest. Indeed, climate appears to be the main variable in regards to the eventual flavor of Sauvignon Blanc wines, and wineries are constantly experimenting with harvesting dates in order to bring out everything from meadow flavors and grassy notes, to citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the bottle. In general, though, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes tend to produce wines which are dry, zesty and crisp in their nature, and extremely refreshing when served chilled.
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Country: Austria

Austria is a fascinating country when it comes to wine production, and with a wine culture that stretches back over four thousand years, it is one of the oldest viticultural centers in the world. Today, it is the Grüner Veltliner varietal grape which is the most widely grown and processed, producing elegant dry white wines, and very flavorful and aromatic sweet wines enjoyed to a great extent by local communities, and which are beginning to receive the recognition they deserve by the global wine market. Austria's eastern flatlands benefit from fertile and mineral rich soils, fed by the great river Danube, as well as the long hot summers the country enjoys with low precipitation. Today, over fifty thousand hectares of Austrian land is under vine, and even within the city limits of Vienna, high quality wine is produced and enjoyed.