Rebenhof | Sauvignon Blanc
Take this to Nobu!
This wine smells like burning sage, spicy white pepper, and dried eucalyptus. Hugely mineral (like sucking on river stones) and steely with a bit of starfruit, guava, green tomato leaf, and smoke. This wine will stop you in your tracks and demand you think about it. There’s a slight slate or salty hint of bitter greens (mild ones) that keeps the flavors dancing in your mouth for what seems like hours. Off the charts special. Redefines Sauv Blanc and total not-to-miss experience for any foodie.
South Styria, Austria
This wine demands a fancy night of sushi (or not fancy - if you have a fab non-flashy spot even better!). Do an omakase experience where you can experience this wine with light, sweet, buttery fish, then try it with a more intense savory saline richness like uni.
Rebenhof is located in South Styria, Austria, just a stone’s throw from the Slovenian border. In 2008 Hartmut Aubell took over the vineyard that has been in his family since 1924. He farms his 23.5 acre vineyard on extreme slopes and terraces following biodynamic principles and received certification in 2016. From a young age Hartmut knew he would follow the footsteps of his family heritage. Hartmut is dedicated to preserving old vines and his oldest block was planted in the 40s. In the cellar he lets his wines ferment and age naturally without any additions, to create wines with true natural character.