Späte Himmelfahrt 2014 — Rotgipfler & Zierfandler
A Wine That
in Marco's words (Jutta's husband): is "for breakfast, lunch, supper, ravenous late night hunger or simply when feeling a little thirsty - the Himmelfahrt is almost always the answer. Citrus, bread, meadow, nut, rice, apple, limestone. But enough of the wine drivel: Cheers!"
Slightly off-dry, with a touch of sugar
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- Winemaker: Jutta Ambrositsch
Where and How?
This is organically tended Neuburger, Rotgipfler, Zierfandler and Welschriesling from the limestone of Gumpoldskirchen; one of Vienna's vineyards.
The wine was fermented naturally and left with just a touch of sugar to balance the natural acid. 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.