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Wohlmuth Südsteiermark

Gerhard Wohlmuth oversees what is one of southern Styria’s larger quality estates. The 60 ha of vineyards include some leading sites planted to more than a dozen varieties, 70% white. These are the real stars, including two starkly contrasting Sauvignons. Steinriegel comes from very steep schist slopes, is mostly fermented in stainless steel and has […]

Tement Südsteiermark

One of the standard-bearers for southern Styria, Manfred Tement makes some superbly balanced and expressive whites, the majority from 45 ha of estate vineyards. Beyond a range of sound, varietally pure Steirische Klassik basics, he makes some very good Chardonnay (Morillon) and at times brilliant Sauvignon. The latter from Grassnitzberg vineyards (limestone) has strength and […]

Polz Südsteiermark

A long-established family estate bolstered by the purchases of prime vineyards by Erich and Walter Polz in the eighties. There is now more than 50 ha and typically for southern Styria there is a quite a large range of wines, mostly dry whites but also reds and a sweet white. Steirische Klassik varietals are nothing […]

Lackner-Tinnacher Südsteiermark

Fritz Tinnacher’s 17 ha of vines run up and down slopes in the very south of Southern Styria, just north of the border with Slovenia. There is good quality throughout the range, especially in the best wines from the Eckberg and Steinbach vineyards. Sauvignon is good even in a basic Steireiche Klassik bottling but significantly […]

Gross Südsteiermark

Alois Gross has nearly 50 ha in southern Styria, well over 90% of it planted to a wide but typical range of varieties for the region. A range of Steirische Klassik varietals are expressive if relatively straightforward. All benefit from 3–4 months on their lees, the Chardonnay (Morillon) additionally from ageing in 25hl casks. Only […]

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