In the province of Styria in southern Austria, in addition to magnificent castles from the Baroque era and healing springs, it also has wines of excellent quality. From the idyllic village of Leutschach in close proximity to the Slovenian border, the grapes of Signum Blanc grow and thrive in the best location and quality. The winery was created by four personalities whose paths crossed by chance.
The individual tasks are assigned to each in his area of competence accordingly. Martin Oertel is the soil expert who discovered the peculiarity of the soil composition. By drilling several holes for laboratory tests, it was determined that the soil was a rocky soil containing tourmaline.
Turmaline is a precious stone that is not only very beautiful to look at, but also gives the wines that certain something extra. In southern Styria, this soil deposit is unique! "This gemstone, which rests in the soil of the Kreuzberg for millions of years under the vines, is a real treasure. As a gemstone, black tourmaline is mysterious and magically beautiful, but it is also one thing: energetically valuable. It is precisely this power, energy and minerality that passes through the roots into the hand-picked grapes and is later intensified by the long aging of the wine in the cellar. The aromas are more condensed, more concentrated, this results in a very characterful wine. - "Noble stone, noble wine!", according to Signum Blanc.
Toni and Thomas Rothschädl, fourth and fifth generation winemakers of the eponymous winery work gently and efficiently in harmony with nature. They do not use any chemicals and always work with the means that nature and the individual climate gives them. The transitional climate that prevails between the Mediterranean and the Alps, the careful work in the vineyard and the sensitivity in the cellar definitely pay off later.
Wine connoisseur and psychotherapist - Christine Büchl is responsible for the corporate image of Signum Blanc. She is the human link between customers and business partners. On the basis of her philosophy, one quickly recognizes the warmth that is radiated on the subject of wine. "Conviviality and good food in combination with excellent wines have always played a major role in my life. I plan entire vacations around discovering new restaurants and wineries. Wine is communication. Wine creates connection. That's why, like a guest, it's always with me at a nice dinner in nice company. My favorite? Sauvignon Blanc, " says Ms. Büchl.
Currently, the range includes five wines: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Morillon (Chardonnay) and Sauvignon Blanc.
We have tasted together as a Rindenmühlen team and are convinced that these wines have their justification on the wine market. A wine with high storage potential - we are talking 15 years plus, according to Signum Blanc. What excited us was the longevity of the wine when opened. Day after day, the wine continued to evolve and the aromatic spectrum was a delight to the nose and palate. After weeks, a very clean, clear and fresh boquet still existed. The wines are still really fun to drink five weeks later after opening.
You can read detailed expertises of the individual wines by Maitre Sommelier Gerhard Retter on the Signum Blanc website. The Signum Blanc wines are not listed in our wine list, but you are welcome to ask our service team about this insider tip.