Wr. Gemischter Satz DAC Rosengartl 2015

Alcohol: 13,5 % Vol.
Acid: 5,2 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,5 g/l


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


The grapes for the Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC Rosengartl 2015 come from the vineyard with the same name – a slice of a south-facing slope in the middle of the Nussberg. The soil consists of calcareous shell-limestone over limestone, and with a moderate clay content. The Rosengartl is historically the most precious in the Vienna region. The wines were amongst the most sought-after in the days of the Habsburg empire; also today, they are in high demand because of their complex characteristics and distinctive expression of terroir.

Vineyard and cellar:

This vineyard has been cultivated according to biodynamic guidelines since 2008 and was officially certified for the first time with the 2011 vintage. The Wiener Gemischte Satz DAC consists of 5 grape varieties: Grüner Veltliner (nearly 50 %), Weißburgunder, Neuburger, Traminer and Riesling, all of which had been picked by hand and, following a meticulous selection that removed any botrytis grapes, were processed together. The 4-hour maceration was followed by a gentle pressing with a pneumatic wine press. Fermentation took place in cool steel tanks. After a few months of maturing on the fine lees, the wine was bottled in Mai 2015.

Tasting notes:

The nose exudes fine herbal-spicy scents underscored by a honey note and whiffs of  linden blossom and orange. The palate is elegant and juicy - very complex with fine spiciness, well- integrated and racy acidity, and a discreet touch of lemon. Very good length and an ideal partner for many dishes.