IN THE BEGINNING THERE IS
Families are the sum of their individuals and each of
their personal experiences. A young Manfred Tement
had to take over the small family winery after his father
passed away far too early. Three hectares to the left
and right of the house. It wasn’t planned to happen that
early. The only starting advantage he had was his fathers
good reputation. Since then a lot happened and evolved.
Some things were added on, others taken away. One
thing never changed though: the love towards wine and
this particular stretch of land and the confession to
absolute quality. A guideline that is followed through
until this day by Armin and his brother Stefan. Born
and raised with the winery, the brothers literally did
not know any other way. A framework in which the
brothers grew, learned and developed. They learned
to walk a path where consistency and modification go
hand in hand.Those who merely continue what their
ancestors did, without questioning, stay spellbound
without the chance to ever see something with their
WINE & VINEYARDS - NEW WAYS, NEW CHANCES
For decades now we, as a winery, are known for the highest
quality, elegance and a clear message. That also can be
considered our personal requirement to ourselves in
everything we do. Over the years we have been working
under the principles of organic agriculture, but since the
harvest of 2018 we are finally fully certified organic.
The logical step really for anyone who works closely with
nature. Finding a way of working, that listens to nature.
Working with it in a dialogue rather than a monologue.
Nature ends up showing us the way whether we like it
or not. This is expressed by our conscious choice of local
grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Welschriesling,
Gelber Muskateller, Weissburgunder and Morillon. Grape
varieties that have history here and flourish in the regional
climate and weather conditions. Conditions that challenge
us year after year and confront us with new challenges.
It is these borderline experiences that teach us to listen
to nature and is exactly what makes our work exciting.
It forces us to be humble and see our wine as what it is:
a snapshot in time far away from any predictability.
Gathering the expressions and distinctiveness of Styria
is not an easy task. Luckily there is some orientation
with the help of a classification system that was established
in 2018. The wines are distinguished in Gebietsweine
(territory wines), Ortsweine (village wines) and Riedenweine
(single-vineyard wines). The quality requirements are particularly
high because hand harvest is required for all stages.
55 Sauvignon Blanc parcels in Südsteiermark predominantly
grown on coralline limestone soil
APPELLATION GRAPE VARIETY Sauvignon Blanc
VINIFICATION is organic Gutswein belongs to the most
important wines of our family winery. It is a unique
Terroir mix of 55 Sauvignon blanc parcels, mainly grown
on mineralic limestone soil. e grapes have been selectively
harvested by hand. e fantastic vintage 2019 is inspired by
complexity and deep citric avours. Ripe pears blended with
aromatic elderberries. A mix of air and time reveal spicy
cassis on the palate.
WINE DESCRIPTION Alc. 12,5 % Vol. 1,3 g/l RS dry 6,3 g/l
ANALYTICAL DATA MEAL ADVICE Goes well with asparagus,