Wiener Rakete 2019
A Wine That
translates into "Viennese Rocket" and pairs with summer vibes - not only in Vienna. It tastes like juicy cranberries dunked in ice and sprinkled with fresh mint leaves. This is a wine for the beach or that spare patch of grass with your name on it in the city. Serve it chilled and shake the bottle to wake it up. Put some R&B jams on, and once you've had a sip of this, you'll instantly sit back and relax before heading for a second bottle.
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- Winemaker: Jutta Ambrositsch
Where and How?
This is from a field blend parcel of organically farmed Rotburger, Sankt Laurent, Blauburger, Merlot and the odd occasional white variety, planted in the early 80s, on the limestone soils of the Kahlenberg vineyard. It is rare to find red Gemischter Satz vineyards like this; it is a gem in the Ambrositsch stable.
The whole bunches were macerated for four days. The wine fermented naturally and was aged in stainless steel to preserve its bright freshness. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
You might think that a graphic-designer-turned-winemaker would relish 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.