- Best in Show - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Fritz Wieninger is considered a pioneer of the “New Vienna” wine movement, combining...
a sense of modernity and progress with the traditions of the region and of his family, who have been making wine for over 100 years. “I try to use the numerous facets of my grape material,” Fritz says. “To be able to show the differences in site and vintage and to get the character of the vineyard into the bottle – this is my greatest challenge.”
The grapes for the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC Ried Ulm - Nussberg 2016 were grown in the Ulm vineyard, which lies on a very steep southern slope on the eastern part of the Nussberg next to the Danube river. The soil is calcareous shell limestone with small amounts of clay underneath. This area of the Nussberg region is considered to be a remnant of a coral reef from the Tertiary period.
Following a warm and dry winter, the Wien region was spared the cold snap and frost damage reported in many other regions during April. A moist spring and summer was followed by a period of stable and sunny weather prior to harvest resulting in a good crop of ripe grapes retaining high levels of acidity.
Certified Biodynamic since 2011, this wine is a blend of eight varieties including: Neuburger, Welschriesling and Grüner Veltliner. The grapes were handpicked, processed together and macerated for four hours prior to being gently pressed. Fermentation took place in a mix of 75% stainless steel and 25% large oak barrel, before being matured on the fine lees for 10 months prior to blending and bottling.
The wine has complex aromas of citrus fruit, pineapple, yellow blossom and sweet herbs. Lively acidity is evident on the elegant palate which has a touch of minerality alongside subtle notes of spice.
|Grape varieties||30% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco
10% Grüner Veltliner
|Region||Wiener Gemischter Satz, Vienna|
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