Glockenturm 2016 — White Field Blend
A Wine That
in Marco's words (Jutta's husband): translates the winds of the woods of Vienna into wine: they create a toasty, almost resinous Gemischter Satz with the aroma of red forest fruits, edge-of-the-forest herbs, foliage and yellow fruits. Maiwipferl meets Lotte Tobisch, biting into quince jelly.
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- Winemaker: Jutta Ambrositsch
Where and How?
This is an organically farmed field blend from eight rows of 45-year-old vines on the gravelly eastern slope in the Mukenthal vineyard, near Grinzing. It is a Gemischter Satz, meaning it is a field blend of 10 different white varieties; the historic method of planting vineyards in the area.
The wine was fermented naturally and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
You might think that a graphic-designer-turned-winemaker would relish at the chance to design their own labels. Not Jutta; in her words,
“It was the hardest graphic design job I’ve ever had.”
She feels incredibly fortunate to be able to tend vineyards in Vienna; having arrived on the scene in 2004 it was still possible to persuade a winemaker to lease her some vineyards. These days, however, it is near-impossible as they are so in demand. Thus, she counts her lucky stars every day when she heads out to the vines with her dog in tow. She knows the soils and every vine inside out, tending them organically in accordance with Mother Nature’s own rhythms.
Translating these intimate relationships faithfully via the small medium of a square wine label was no mean feat.