Tement's 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik blends 55 parcels from 13 single vineyards (rieden) and is the most important wine at the domain, accounting for 25% of the total production (130,000 bottles). The citrus colored wine offers clear, ripe, refreshing and elegant white fruit on the nose with no hints of grass, paprika or gooseberries but rather white blossoms and elderflowers highlighted by some spicy notes. The wine is clear, bright and fresh on the palate, showing a certain grip and structure, but it remains light and fruity. It displays juicy fruit on the well-structured finish, with stimulating bitters and grapefruit flavors in the finish and aftertaste. A beautiful wine for your business lunches and garden parties. It was bottled in May 2018, and I tasted it in June.
Score: 88 points -- Stephan Reinhardt, Robertparker.com, Oct 2018
I am possibly repeating myself in saying that Armin Tement (supported by brother Stefan and his wife Monika as well as his parents Manfred and Heidi) has made Weingut Tement to Austria's number one wine producer. Although it has been lead to one of the countries finest wine addresses already during the 1990s and 2000s by Armin’s father Manfred, the son has pushed the borders even further. In terms of size, sophisticated winemaking and the immense range of high-quality wines, I don’t see anybody else producing wine on this level in Austria, and even in other German-speaking countries, there is perhaps only Markus Molitor from the Mosel on those heights. Armin Tement manages to produce great wines even in problematic vintages such as 2016 and also from less highly regarded grape varieties such as Welschriesling. Even Pinot Noir is shining brightly here like perhaps nowhere else in Austria. Readers can look forward to a Pinot vertical that I am lucky enough to be invited to next year. Although the wines were already collected for me this year, I didn’t find the time to add them too. Tement is producing so many wines that it would take me another day to get this done.
-- Stephan Reinhardt, Vinous