Austria

Wieninger, `Bisamberg` Wiener Gemischter Satz 6 bottle case 75cl

Equivalent Bottle Price £19.99

The nose is aromatic with notes of ripe pear fruit, mango, smoky grapefruit and a hint of dried fruit. On the palate, this wine reveals a full-bodied, yet elegant structure, flavours of blossom honey, white apple and a lively acidity structure. It is harmoniously balanced and already very approachable.

Gemischter Satz means 'mixed set' as this wine is a field blend from a single vineyard, 'Bisamberg'. Considered among the finest of vineyards in the region, the 35 hectares site is planted with Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Chardonnay. Certified organic and biodynamically-grown since 2012, the vines have an average age of 40 years old. The vineyard soils are composed of sandy loess covering limestone which makes for fresh wines with a vibrant acidity.

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.”


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