2017 FRITZ WIENINGER ”WIENER GEMISCHTER SATZ” - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Grüner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sylvaner, Traminer, Neuberger
Winemaking details: Gemischter Satz translates to field blend, and this style of wine has a deep history in Austria. The grapes are co-planted in the vineyard, harvested all together, and see five hours of skin contact before being pressed and co-fermented at cool temperatures. Malolactic fermentation and ageing occur in stainless steel tank.
Color: Pale gold with bright green highlights
Bouquet: A complex mix of floral, citrus, tropical, and spicy aromas.
Palate: A medium-plus body wine with an oily texture balanced by high acidity. Fresh lemon, honeysuckle, white pepper, and pineapple show through, with even more flavors surprising the palate. Constantly evolving, this wine is an experience in itself and pairs great with a wide variety of food.
Enjoy now or wait up for 3-5 years for the wine to evolve.
Further information can be found here: https://www.winebow.com/our-brands/weingut-wieninger/wiener-gemischter-satz-dac/
2017 AMIRAN VEPKHYADZE - IMERERI, GEORGIA
Winemaking details: This grape is indigenous to the country of Georgia and makes one of the inkiest wines out there. Fermented naturally without any additives in Qvervi, which are large terracotta amphora built into the ground. Ageing also occurs in Quervi, and the wine is not fined or filtered before bottling.
Color: Deep purple
Bouquet: Blue fruits, violets, and an array of earth tones.
Palate: Bright acid and strong tannin with dark berries, black cherry, and leather. This heavy body and low alcohol wine finishes long with cured meat and cranberry. Please give this wine at least 20 minutes to breathe before enjoying.
Further information can be found here: https://www.bluedanubewine.com/blog/2016/03/winewednesday-spotlight-19-amirans-otskhanuri-sapere/