Wr. Gem. Satz DAC Bisamberg 2015

1753
Alcohol: 13,5
Acid: 5,6
Residual sugar: 1,8

Vintage:

After a mild winter there was a cold first spring period, followed by a warm May that brought us into an early floweing by beginning of June. The weather was changing a lot in those days from very hot to cold but the flowering passed by nicely and the grapes were growing fast in early summer. The summer itself was interspersed with extrem hot periods of always a few days with something between 35 and 40 degrees. Later there where periods with some rain getting more by the end of summer and even when it was very hot during the daytime, the nighttime was cold. The harvest starts in this year as early like never before: The beginn from the harvest was the 1. September and finished with the 13th of October before we had a lot of rain after the 13th of October. The wines 2015 present themselve very fresh and lively, very charming and absolutely not like a hot vintage

Soil

The Bisamberg soil is comprised of light, sandy loess covering massive limestone and is very calcareous. The varieties growing in this vineyard, which is approximately 40 years old,are Weissburgunder (40%), Grauburgunder (40%) and Chardonnay (20%). Since we acquired the vineyard in 2012, it has been managed according to the guidelines of biodynamic agriculture.

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Vineyards and Cellar:

For years, I dreamed of having a single vineyard with Gemischter Satz grapes growing on Vienna's Bisamberg – where such a constellation of grape varieties are able to show just what high quality the Bisamberg is capable of nurturing. This new acquisition in the Bisamberg's Ried Hochfeld vineyard, planted with Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) and Chardonnay, finally gave me that opportunity. At 40 years old, the vineyard is already planted and rooted properly. Moreover, it is precisely the Burgundy varieties that flatter the Bisamberg and reflect the true greatness of this site.

The varieties were harvested together and pressed gently, then fermented with spontaneous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After being stored, the wine was bottled in Februar 2015.

Tasting Notes:

The nose is aromatic with scents of light, smoky grapefruit, ripe stone fruit and a soft yeast nuance. The palate reveals a full-bodied, yet elegant wine with a fine acidity structure. It is harmoniously balanced and already very approachable. This is a multi-dimensional food partner that pairs especially well with fish and seafood dishes and light Mediterranean meals.