Tement Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Austria
Tement Sauvignon Blanc 2018
This Tement Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Austria is a unique terroir mix of 55 Sauvignon blanc parcels mainly grown on mineralic limestone soil. The grapes have been selectively harvested by hand. The low yield sin combination with optimal vineyard management ensure high physiological ripeness of the grapes. The fantastic vintage 2019 is inspired by complexity and deep citric flavours. Ripe pears blended with aromatic elderberries. A mix of air and time reveal spicy cassis on the palate.
It is Excellent pairing with asparagus, mozzarella, fish and salads.
Organic grapes are cultivated in vineyards banning the use of artificial inputs, including synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. In organic vineyards, a bountiful growing year relies instead on maintaining strict standards for soil health-for example, upping biodiversity through crop rotation.
No Added Sulfites
In the fermenting and bottling phase of winemaking, organic wines cannot contain added sulfites. Sulfites–also known as sulfur dioxide, a naturally occurring preservative in most wines and an inherent by-product of alcoholic fermentation-can be manually added by the winemaker to up the sulfite level in their bottle of vino, thereby increasing its lifespan. If a winemaker opts to add sulfites but otherwise follows organic farming practices, the wines can’t be labeled “organic.” However, they can be classified as wine “made from organic grapes.”
The exception: bottles produced in Europe and Canada, where organic wine standards allow small amounts of added sulfites as long as the total quantity doesn’t exceed 100 parts per million (ppm) for reds and 150 ppm for whites. (To compare, conventional wine standards in these countries allow sulfite levels up to 150 ppm for red wine and 200 ppm for white.)
Other product suggestions: Domaine des Ronces Florale 2015 (Chardonnay) – France or GULFI ROSSOJBLEO NERO D’ AVOLA 2017 – ITALY