Sauvignon Blanc, “Alte Reben”
Neumeister’s legendary “Alte Reben” (“old vines”) is produced from the two oldest Sauvignon Blanc plantings in Styria: a 1937 east-facing parcel on Buchberg’s “Stradener Himmelsburg” situated at 360 meters altitude in poor, limestone-dominated soils; and an east-facing planting from 1967 in premier cru Klausen’s calcareous sandstone. Christoph ages the “Alte Reben” a staggering three years in used 500-liter barrels, allowing it to develop stunning textural breadth and aromatic nuance. We are fortunate to be able to obtain a handful of cases every so often, and this is one to be snagged swiftly if it is encountered in the wild.
These are wines of terroir par excellence, and we are confident they will prove riveting and revelatory to even the staunchest Sauvignon Blanc skeptic.Learn more
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