Wiener Gemischter Satz 2017, Christ

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£21.56
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43CH0217
Austria  Vienna 

This is an example of what Gemischter Satz can be in the right hands. This is incredibly good and irresistible, lively, fresh and a perfect wine to drink with friends. After tasting Christ's Gemischter Satz I am a firm believer that Pinot Blanc is a necessary backbone to the best ones, as here.

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. 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. 

Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Blend
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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.

More Information
Winemaker Weingut Christ
Country Austria
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White, Still, Dry, Blend
Region Vienna
Variety Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2017
Alcohol 12
Ripeness Normal
sweetness dry
Winemaking Low Added Sulphur, No Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Cornelius Wine and Beer, Vinotopia, Wined Up Here
Bought In (year) 2019
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