I dig Austrian wine; pity we don’t have more of it in the US!
2011 Wieninger Gemischter Satz- Austria, Wien (4/16/2013)
All Vienna in one wine…so they say, as the wine’s most significant contributions are made by Grüner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Welschriesling, and Chardonnay, with smaller contributions from Riesling, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler, Sylvaner, Traminer, and Neuberger.
I don’t know about the importer’s description - I’m picking up sweet apricot on the nose (Riesling?) and a spicy, peppery quality (Gruner?): interesting, beautiful! The palate is ripe green fruit, wonderful acidity, and finishes with a hint of sweetness and minerality.
A really excellent wine powered by its unique nose. (91 pts.)
I had Rainer Christ’s GS in Vienna last year…it was a little more off-dry than this bottle but very nice.
Went to Wieninger’s heuriger last summer. Drank their '08 Pinot Noir Grand Select and an '06 Zweigelt to go with a plate or two of the tasty and hearty food. 20 minutes outside of central Vienna, under the grape vine leaves and the long summer day light…pretty much idyllic!
Wieninger is one of the best; sort of like the god Janus Fritz has two faces; one looking forward to his very modern-styled Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, and the other in retrospect toward the Gemischte Sätze of old Vienna…
a new one, Gemischter Satz Bisamberg, was one of the highlights of our tasting today in Vienna.
(disclosure: I don’t sell Wieninger, but he is a friend.)