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Waldschutz, Quercus Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This is a big, bold style of Sauvignon Blanc. At its core is a smoky, buttery, fudge-like intensity brought on from a lengthy time maturing in oak. The fruit is ripe and intense too. A generous lick of well-integrated acidity holds it together, melding seamlessly in to the wine's full body. The finish is rich, nutty, and floral with minerally notes, and it goes on, and on, and on....
This is one for fans of big, oaky styles. Unique and delicious. Hugely gastronomic too. Will pair well with richer seafood dishes, tender pork belly, or even game! Halloumi burgers, tempeh and roasted vegetables...
Fermented and matured in a mixture of old and new oak from vines planted by current wine maker Ralph's Grandfather.
The wine is aged for 14 months with regular battonage and full malolactic fermentation.
The Waldschutz family has had a long love affair with the grapevine! Established in 1849, initially as grape farmers in Kamptal but since 1912 as winemakers. With this pedigree its easy to understand that their focus is on family, tradition and experience.
In 1992 things evolved further, when Anton, 5th generation of Waldschütz married Elfriede from a winery in the neighbouring Wagram region. They saw this as a great opportunity to make wines from two regions in one winery - and we are glad they did!
Today their son, the charming and charismatic Ralph, a 6th generation Waldschutz, is very much the driving force of the winery. His passion and enthusiasm for his wines really shone through at the recent Wines of Austria Tasting in London.
They now have 18 hectares of vineyards which are their pride and joy. The family are very clear despite their success that they don't aim to expand any further. Instead their goal is to continue to be hands on winegrowers/winemakers and keep improving in quality while showcasing their uniqueness of their fantastic mineral terroir!