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Weingut Gross
The winery is located in the community Ratsch on Ratscher Nussberg near the border with Slovenia in the wine-growing region Südsteiermark (Austria). Viticulture is operated in the traditional family...
Name: Weingut Gross
Foundation year: 1907
Address: Address 8461 Ratsch an der Weinstraße, Austria
Growing area: Styria/Steiermark
Vineyard: 50 ha
Managing Director: Johannes & Martina Gross
Phone: Phone
Fax: Fax
Social Media:
Associations: Steirische Terroir- und Klassikweingüter & Tu Felix Austria
Work time:
Mo. - Sa.: 10:00 - 18:00 Uhr.
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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind. Mediocre wines are rare, real weaknesses there is hardly ever. Arise even in difficult years here regularly superior qualities.
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0.375 L
2017 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Morillon Trockenbeerenauslese sweet
19.90 €
92 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Cool,. fairly fresh nose, vegetal and herbaceous notes, light yellow fruit, floral traces and light...
0.75 L
2017 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Sulz Sauvignon Blanc dry STK Erste Lage
22.90 €
91 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Deep, fairly complex nose, light spicy oak, elegant yellow fruit, hint of green berries, floral trac...
0.75 L
2017 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Gamlitz Sauvignon Blanc dry STK Ortswein
15.50 €
89 WP - Very good
Editor note: Firm nose, vegetal and herbaceous notes, light nutty notes, touch of yellow spice, light yellow frui...
0.75 L
2015 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Sauvignon Blanc dry "Privat"
65.00 €
96 WP - Great
Editor note: Very firm, deep nose, light yeasty notes, spicyoak, ripe, partly dried yellow fruit and gooseberries...
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0.75 L
2017 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Ehrenhausen Sauvignon Blanc dry STK Ortswein
15.50 €
90 WP - Excellent
Editor note: Clear, polished, fairly cool nose, yellow fruit, nutty and yeasty traces, touch of oak, mineral note...
0.75 L
2017 Southern Styria/Süd-Steiermark Kittenberg Weißburgunder dry STK Erste Lage
19.90 €
89 WP - Very good
Editor note: Nutty nose, light vegetal and herbaceous notes, elegant pomaceous and citrus aromas, oaky traces, mi...

The winery is located in the community Ratsch on Ratscher Nussberg near the border with Slovenia in the wine-growing region südsteiermark (Austria). Viticulture is operated in the traditional family since 1907. From 1984, the company was run by Alois Gross, since the year 2006, the two sons Johannes and Michael are responsible in the fifth generation. In 1995, a new wine cellar was opened on the Nussberg in the middle of the vineyards, where since mid-2002, the office, presentation and sales rooms are located.

The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities Gamlitz. Kittenberg and ratchet at 300 to 500 meters above sea level with the vineyards Nussberg (Great STK location), Perz, Sulz, Kittenberg (all first STK location) with inclinations up to 85%. A special feature is a small vineyard just over the border in Slovenia to. This is 0.3 hectares on Witscheiner Herrenberg (municipality Witschein, slow Svencina). This area was at the time of the Habsburg monarchy until 1918 Austria-Hungary. Here, the ancestors of the family began in 1907 with viticulture, which Heinrich Gross founded with the purchase of a vineyard. Thanks to the Gleichenberger Agreement from 1953, the wines may be marketed as Austrian quality wines.

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There are 95% of the white wine varieties Sauvignon Blanc. Morillon. , Yellow muscatel, Pinot Blanc ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Furmint. Riesling, Seedling 88 ( Scheurebe ) and Gewurztraminer, as well as the red wine variety Zweigelt processed. The management is done exclusively by hand ecological Principles. These include fertilization with homemade compost as well as the waiver herbicides. insecticides and fungicides (Botryticides). Quality criteria in the vineyard are strict yield reduction, gentle hand-picked and varietal processing of the grapes.

Depending on the type of wine, the wines in the stainless steel tank, in the big wooden barrel or in expanded. The three-part origin pyramid illustrates the philosophy of the winery. It is divided into South Styrian regional wines (with the Styrian Classic STK) with fresh-fruity wines; the local wines with at least eight months of ripening time and as premium line the vineyard wines from special vineyards with favored microclimate. The winery is a member of Tu Felix Austria as well as founding member of Styrian terroir & classic wineries, In Gorca, about 60 kilometers south of the border, the Gross family in Slovenia is the second winery Vino Gross operated.

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