95 points, James Suckling |
About the Wine
95 points, James Suckling
“What an enveloping bouquet astonishing Vienna field blend has! Stacks of ripe tangerine, plus apricot and King Alfonso mango, but also flint and delicate spiciness. Then, on the palate you have exactly the kind of depth and textural complexity we expect from Grand Cru white Burgundy. Imposing finish, where the 14% alcohol is well integrated. Drink or hold. Glass stopper.”
About The Winery
Austrian winemaker Fritz Wieninger grew up in the family heurigen (wine taverns), serving wines produced by his mother, who was one of the first female graduates from the Klosterneuburg - Enology Program. Today, Fritz Wieninger is the leading wine producer in the city of Vienna and is a champion of Gemischter Satz, a traditional field blend and a favorite wine in Vienna's heurigen. Due to his consistent focus and pursuit of quality, Fritz concluded that biodynamic farming was essential to have the best possible wines. The basis of this decision was founded on the belief that healthy soil would promote natural vineyards that would allow flora and fauna to thrive. The Wieninger family cultivates their vineyards in the Bisamberg, in the 19th district, and the Nussberg, in the 21st district of Vienna, which is also where the Wieninger Winery is located. A wide range of wines results from these two areas, whose climates differ due to the separation created by the Danube River.