Zahel Wiener Gemischter Satz Mauer DAC 2020
A field blend from within the city limits of Vienna. Mauer is the southern most neighborhood of Vienna's amphitheater-like, historic vineyard area. It has the distinction of being warmed by thermal breezes and cooled by the nearby Vienna woods making it an ideal climate. A mix of 6 grapes (Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Grauburgunder, Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Traminer) harvested from their Ried Preussen and Ried Weissleiten vineyards which are biodynamically certified. The grapes thrive at this high elevation...330 meters above sea level in a distinct soil type called Flysch (sandstone on top of limestone bedrock). The grapes are hand harvested in one day and co-fermented in stainless steel. The grapes undergo 24 hours of cool maceration before the juice is pressed and allowed to ferment naturally with only native yeasts. Before bottling, the wine is aged for 8 months on its fine lees without batonnage. It is a bright, elegant, mineral version of this classic Viennese and immensely drinkable wine.