Satellit 2018 — White Field Blend
A Wine That
comes from the other side of the Danube - from the 21st district of Vienna; hence its name, 'Satellit.' The vines are planted on loess soils, giving something a little rounder. A touch of skin contact gives a bright crunchy taste, like biting straight into a green apple taken from the tree. Salty and moreish, this is a wine for quenching your thirst and for cooling you down in summer heat, or for giving you an energetic pick-me-up.
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- Winemaker: Jutta Ambrositsch
Where and How?
This is from the left bank of the Danube, where the soils are a little richer, producing wines with a bit more body. The oldest vines here were planted in the mid 80s, and are a mix of Riesling, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc.
The wine saw a few hours of skin contact and fermented naturally. It was aged in stainless steel to preserve its crisp acidity. 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.