Rosengartel 2015 — Riesling
A Wine That
in Marco's words (Jutta's husband): "It's like going to church, only fresh and deluxe! Tall white candles and roasted almonds in fleur de sel come promptly to mind when wetting the tongue with this tenderloin of Vienna’s Nussberg... This Southsouthsouthvineyard achieved a performance in 2015, to which one would like to pay reverence. No dry stress, no heat damage, top-class, magical grapes were harvested... In other words: Jutta is entirely in agreement with this Riesling."
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- Winemaker: Jutta Ambrositsch
Where and How?
This is Riesling from the iconic Rosengartel vineyard planted on limestone soils, organically farmed by Jutta. Due to laws and regulations, this is the last vintage that Jutta could call this cuvée by the vineyard name; so from future vintages onwards it will be known as Riesling Utopie.
The wine fermented naturally and was 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.