St. Ruprecht an der Raab, Styria
Gerhard Sacher planted his first vines (Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir) in 2010 and from the beginning vinified his wines almost exclusively in unglazed clay amphorae, so-called quevris, as they have been used in Georgia for about 6000 years now. Meanwhile, the trained architect vinifies his wines in organic farming (in conversion) on a farm near Schloss Freiberg in Styria. The vineyard was planted with Cabernet Blanc, one of the best fungus-resistant (PIWI) varieties and is worked by Gerhard mostly by hand. By deliberately avoiding elaborate cellar techniques, Gerhard Sacher traces the soul of the wine and preserves its originality.