This Gemischter Satz is named “Kosmopolit” as it comes from five sites on both sides of the Danube.
a) Stammersdorf (young vines): Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay.
b) Sievering (young vines): ten rare, old varieties, planted seven years ago.
c) Preußen: 25% Riesling, 25% Zierfandler, 25% Welschriesling and 25% wildly mixed varieties.
d) Mukenthal (old vines): ten rare, old varieties, planted in 1970.
e) Plagen: many different types of Veltliner (Grüner, Roter, Frühroter, Brauner,…) a very steep site surrounded by forest.
The grapes are picked on the same day by two teams, each consisting of approximately ten to twelve people.
In the evening, all of the grapes go into the press together and the next day after roughly twelve hours of maceration, everything is pressed.
The specialty of Vienna is a traditional wine called Gemischter Satz, historically, it was a field blend with many different varieties picked the same day and crushed together for vinification. It sounds simple enough, but the different varieties ripen at different rates and it’s quite a skill to decide the exact day when the ripeness and acidity will be a delicious balance amongst all the varieties.
Varietal: 25% Riesling, 25% Zierfandler, 25% Welschriesling and 25% wildly mixed varieties.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%