Weingut Stefan Zehetbauer

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Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2020

Falstaff Wineguide Austria/South Tyrol 2020

Stefan Zehetbauer is the tenth generation of his family to run this wine estate in Schützen am Gebirge, in the centre of the Leithaberg region. The vineyards are located on and around the Schützner Stein mountain and are characterised by the slate and limestone soils of the region.

Stefan Zehetbauer aspires to make wines with depth, distinctive minerality and ageing potential. This endeavour starts in the vineyard while he has a low interventionist approach in the cellar. The wines are fermented spontaneously an no enzymes are used. The wines are then allowed extended ageing on lees. The white reserve wines and all red wines are unfined – expressing a sense of place always comes first.

The Leithaberg varieties Blaufränkisch, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay make up the majority of the range. The top wines come from the Steinberg vineyard, one of the best sites in the region with poor mica schist soils. However, the Zehetbauers love thinking outside the box: in the late 1980s, they pioneered Cabernet Franc in the region and have made a name for themselves with their single-vineyard Cabernet Franc from the Steinberg.

DETAILS

  • Contact Person: Stefan Zehetbauer
  • Exhibitions
  • Winemaker: Stefan Zehetbauer
  • Tasting room
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Production Style: Conventional
  • Cultivation Area in Hectares: 15

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