2015groissgemischtersatz2015 Weingut Ingrid Gross, Gemischter Satz, Braitenpuechtorff, Weinviertel Austria.
The signature wine of Ingrid Groiss is her amazing Gemischter Satz field blend white made from Chardonnay, Frühroter Veltliner, Grauburgunder, Grauer Vöslauer, Grüner Veltliner, Hietl Rote, Müller Thurgau, Neuberger, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Roter Veltliner, Rotgipfler, Sämling, Silberweisse, Welchriesling, Wiesse Vöslauer, Zierfandler, all from a single parcel planted by her grandmother in Braitenpuechtorff, north of Vienna in Austria’s Weinviertel region not far from the Czech border. At the hands of this talented young winemaker, these 50 year old vines produce one of the world’s great traditional white wines, totally unique and totally terroir driven with depth and lively mineral character, Ingrid Groiss’ Gemischter Satz is an awesome wine and tremendous value! The 2015 has a special quality to it lead by the Gruner and Riesling profiles, and it has moments that remind you of Albarino, Riesling from the Pfalz or Foradori’s Manzoni, but honestly this beautiful and crisp white offers up an array of complexity and detail like no other wine, it’s steely, dry, salty and fresh, though deep and textured with layers of citrus (lime & tangerine), stone fruit (tart apricot and pit) and is saline infused, along with crushed rock, tangy peach, pear and melon, liquid almonds and dusty white cherries. Hints of tangerine and white flowers and tarragon add to the bright fresh kick in this wondrous Groiss 2015, it’s the almost perfect Summer wine, dry, brisk and gripping it can be enjoying even now in the Winter with pasta and shellfish, seafood stews or cured meats. This vibrant pale golden hued Gemischter Satz, with 17 different varietals, is fine and focused terroir driven stuff, delicious and tempting, drink over the next 2 to 5 years, look for this and Groiss’ Gruner Veltliner and Riesling too, and especially any of her 2013 and 2015 vintage wines!
($26 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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