This fragrant and fresh wine shows plenty of complexity. The nose is rich of apple, sweet pea and rose petal. The texture is rather spare, but the buoyant finish is delightfully refreshing and at least fleetingly fascinating. Even as a young wine, the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC delivers pure pleasure with its spicy, fresh character and makes an ideal companion for classic Austrian cuisine.
“The peel of russet pear, the flesh of ripe red apple, the herbal tang of pimpernel. All of these notions meet in the nose of this expressive wine. The dry palate is light but has a lovely, slightly funky element of earthiness that also lends texture as a counterweight to the bright zesty freshness. The finish is clean, dry and deliciously bracing.” – Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast: 92 points, Falstaff Magazine: 90 points
The grapes for the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC 2017 come from the Bisamberg and Nussberg vineyard sites. The Bisamberg consists of light, sandy loess over massive chunks of limestone; the Nussberg is comprised of limestone along with weathered shell limestone and a generous clay content.
After meticulous grape selection via hand-picking (we had 40% more harvest workers for a 30% lower yield!), the individual batches of grapes for the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC were macerated for three hours before being carefully
pressed. The pre-clarified must underwent cool fermentation and maturation in steel tanks in order to accentuate the racy, fruity character as much as possible. Following a moderate amount of time on the fine lees, the individual batches were blended together and bottled.
Residual sugar: 1.8 g/l
Acidity: 6.2 g/l