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Wine Harvest 2019 – stress-free

2019 was a year in wine when nature simply let things “take their course”. And the course things took was a good one. Very good actually. No nights of late frost in April, foliation and blossom at the customary time. Heat and dryness, though also ample rain promoted healthy growth.

The harvest began at the beginning of September and was so stress-free, we were able to carefully monitor every little detail. Due to the unusual chill in September, the grapes came into our cellars cold, the acidity remained stable and the fruitiness of the berries developed wonderfully. On 2 October, our main harvest was complete.

Feels good: The positive evaluation by Stephan Reinhard / Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Nov. 2019):

96 RP
Ried Buch, Sämling 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese

95 RP 
Ried Buch, Morillon, 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese

95 RP
Straden, Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2013

93+ RP
Ried Buch, Morillon 2017

93+ RP
Ried Buch, Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese

93+ RP
Straden, Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2017

93+ RP
Ried Buch, Weißburgunder 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese

92+ RP
Ried Buch, Weißburgunder 2017

92+ RP
Straden, Traminer 2017, Trockenbeerenauslese

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Save the date ...

SAVE the date! 

15–17 März: ProWein Düsseldorf
We are looking forward to meeting you in hall 17 booth D42, 
Opening 15.3. at 9 a.m. / End 17.3., 6 p.m.


23. März: Annual presentation, Wien
Hofburg 4 – 9 pm


25. März: Annual presentation, Graz
Stadthalle 4 – 9 pm


4. April: Weinreise Straden
Saturday ab 10 a.m. and sunday from 1 p.m.
Ab 11 Uhr


16. Mai: STK Annual presentation at Weingut Lackner Tinnacher/Gamlitz
at noon to 6 pm; tickets: www.oeticket.com


30. and 31. Mai: Straden cellar days
The wine growers from Straden open their cellar
doors for you. Come by and taste fine wines
in the wine cellars.

VieVinum – 6 to 8 June 2020
Will we meet at Austria's biggest wine fair in the Vienna Hofburg?


 

 

 

Awards

2019

FALSTAFF 2019/20
Our Traminer Ried Stradener Rosenberg 2018 is variety winner (94 p.). The highest ratings were achieved by Trockenbeerenauslesen: Chardonnay TBA 2017 (97 p.) and Weißburgunder TBA 2017 (96 p.), both from Ried Buch, closely followed by our Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2017 (95 p.).


A LA CARTE WEINGUIDE 2019/20
Die besten im Vulkanland Steiermark / The best in volcanic Styria: Morillon Buch 2017 (96 p.), Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2017 (96 p.), Sauvignon Blanc Ried Buch (96 p.) and Traminer Stradner Rosenberg (95 p.)


VINARIA 2019/20
Top Wein 2019/20: Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Ried Buch.


STEIRISCHE LANDESWEINKOST:
Double victory with Morillon Vulkanland Steiermark 2018 and Sauvignon blanc Ried Buch 2017.


SALON ÖSTERREICHISCHER WEIN
Morillon und Traminer are in!


2018
FALSTAFF 2018/19

Our Sauvignon Privat 2015 was voted the best
alternative wine in Austria by the wine guide Falstaff 2018/19.


STEIRISCHE LANDESWEINKOST
STYRIAN REGIONAL WINE TASTING
Double victory and winery of the year 2018
State winner: Zweigelt Steintal 2015 and Eruption red 2017.
 

 

Press Voices

Stephan Reinhard,
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 2019
 “The 2017 Ried Buch Weissburgunder is produced from a clay basalt and reveals a clear, fresh and elegant, perfectly matured and flintily spicy basalt bouquet. Velvety, linear, fresh and very elegant on the palate; this is a compact, excitingly lean, moderately vigorous Pinot with clear and refreshing fruit notes, though the music here comes exclusively from its soul (the ground).”

Sauvignon Blanc Privat 2013: 

“Tasted out of a large glass (...), this is a powerful, highly complex, robust and salty, very lean and concentrated Sauvignon, that belongs to the high points of Styrian history. It is so salty, pure and exciting. A magnificent wine.”

2017 Straden Morillon Trockenbeerenauslese: (...) “Tremendously rich and sophisticatedly elegant on the palate, this is a viscose, refined, extremely subtle and stimulatingly salty TBA, with an aftertaste that is balanced, fresh and stimulatingly clean. This is a spectacularly hedonistic TBA (...) a world-class sweet wine from Styria.” 

Genuss Wein Pur Guide 2019/20
“The quality expectation is immediately apparent from the decision to source their local wines from single vineyards. The wines are characterized above all by abundant spiciness and constant complexity, all too well reflective of the local volcanic soil.” (...) “Ultimately, an astonishing palette of sweet wines not to be missed.”

Livets Goda, the leading wine magazine in Scandinavia, August 2019
”Walter Frauwallner has made a name for himself not least through his sweet wines and is undoubtedly one of the sharpest producers in the province when it comes to Eiswein and TBA.”
 
Obegg Best of Südsteiermark 2/2019
”Phoenix from the Vulkanland. In recent years, through their own hands-on work, quality-dedicated vine maintenance and grape selection at harvest, Walter and his wife Petra have developed a first-class image. Their credo: distinctive wines with a clear provenance and a joy to drink.”

Kleine Zeitung, Juni 2019
“Nothing new at the top: For the third time overall and the second time in succession, Walter and Petra Frauwallner from Straden came out as overall winners in the Provincial Wine Tasting and thereby acquired the coveted title of “Wine Estate of the Year”, also achieving a double success thanks to their Zweigelt and “Red-Wine Variety”.

Krone, Juni 2019
“1906 quality wines from around 500 winegrowers! The number of submissions once again gave the judges of the Provincial Wine Competition a lot of work. The (great) quality awaiting them in the 2017 bottles certainly made this work bearable. And let’s be honest, a true delight! The big winners, as in the previous year, were Petra and Walter Frauwallner from Straden.”