A super old vine (70-100 year old) field blend of Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Muscat Ottonel, Neuburger, Traminer, and Muller Thurgau. Cloudy and aromatic, complex white.
‘Mischkultur’ means a ‘mix of cultures’ and represents both the biodiversity in these particular vineyards as well as the diverse group of people that take part and help in the Joiseph project.
Vineyards: The grapes for this wine come from three blocks of Gemischter Satz. Two are very old and located in the ‘Auflangen’ vineyard (hilly, sloped), not far from the old vineyard that produced his 2015 ‘Ruhe In Frieden’ wine. The third block is in the ‘Oberersatz’ vineyard, a slighly flatter parcel with vines ranging from 20 to 50 years old. All the parcels are on limestone and clay but with varying amounts of topsoil and stones in the upper layer.
Vinification: The grapes were destemmed and were fermented in steel (all varieties co-fermented) with just under two days of skin contact. After pressing, 2/3 of the wine went into one old 2500L barrel whilst the rest went into steel tanks. All the wine aged for 12 months, saw some occasional battonage, and was bottled with a tiny sulphite addition. Unfined, unfiltered.
The resulting wine is soft, clean and mineral with a lovely salinity. Very easy drinking and a tip for anyone who fancies a twist on a typical Grüner.
Vegetarian and Vegan friendly
11.5% / 75cl