- The Wine
This is an example of what Gemischter Satz can be in the right hands.
We tasted it on the first day of Vie Vinum in Vienna 2012 and it remained one of the most impressive examples we tasted in the entire fair.
This is incredibly good and irresistible, lively, fresh and a perfect wine to drink with friends.
A Gemischter Satz is a wine made from a variety of grapes, but it is not just a blend or a cuvée. Up to 20 different grape varieties are planted in the same vineyard, then harvested and pressed together. No variety can dominate.
Originally, growers used the varying degrees of ripeness and acidity as a way to ensure consistent quality and guard against the risk of poor harvests. With modern knowledge and skills, quality was no longer a concern and the focus switched to single variety wines (to show their newfound skills) and big cuvées.
Gemischter Satz fell out of favour at the end of the 20th century, but recently Austrians have increasingly been rediscovering these wines as, in the right hands, they are a unique and distinctive expression of terroir across generations.
The 2016 is one of The Observer's top 50 wines for summer 2017.
Wiener Gemischter Satz (2017)0.75
A touch of fragrant rose petal meets ripe pear and juicy peach on the nose. That playful nature of mingling fruit and florals continues merrily on the expressive palate that shows texture, flavor and freshness as a harmonious, fragrant and attractive package. This lingers long after the dry finish.
-- ANNE KREBIEHL MW
#50 ENTHUSIAST 100 2018
- Vintage Information
Product code 43CH02 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Weingut Christ Featured Themes Popular, Reference Wine Style Single Variety, Blend, Dry, Still Key Features Unoaked, Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan Country Austria Region(s) Vienna Ripeness Normal Closure Screwcap Vintages 2011, 2016, 2017 name: Wiener Gemischter Satz vintage: 2011 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 12 name: Wiener Gemischter Satz vintage: 2016 size: 0.75 product code:  alcohol: 13 name: Wiener Gemischter Satz vintage: 2017 size: 0.75 product code: [43CH0217] stock: 166 in London Warehouse
5 at Alpine Wines House
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Highly drinkable and satisfying
Wiener Gemischter Satz 2017, Christ
So delightfully refreshing and quaffable. Loved this wine and certainly worth buying although you may think it somewhat expensive
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