Willi Sattler Styrian Pioneer:
Gamlitz, Südsteiermark Styria
Perfect physiologically ripe grapes are the quintessential ingredient for this Sauvignon Blanc perfectionist´s wines. Willi Sattler manages three of the best vineyard sites of Styria: Sernauberg, Pfarrweingarten and Kranachberg. The steep vineyards here, as well as other topographic conditions, form the cornerstone for his aromatic and complex wines – not only Sauvignon Blanc, but also Morillon, the region’s equivalent to Chardonnay. The “Steirische Klassik STK” wines are bottled at a young age and feature maximum fruitiness and freshness. And the best grapes – those that have attained perfect ripeness – are always vinified according to their specific vineyard.
These wines show the cru names – “Erste STK Lage” and “Grosse STK Lage” – on the label. Willi Sattler also harvests and ages various selections separately. He is very meticulous especially when it comes to ageing, and chooses the ideal style and process for each wine – with which he maintains a continuous dialogue.