Ried Weisleiten Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC
Single vineyard wine
Single vineyard wine
Grown on Vienna’s famed Nussberg Hill, this Wiener Gemischter Satz Ried Weisleiten combines the vineyards characteristically salty minerality with fruitiness and spicy structure.
On the variety and origins of this wine:
Vienna is the only capital in the world with its own viticulture within the city. The Klosterneuburg Abbey Wine Estate owns vineyards of legendary reputation in the nearby capital city, such as the Weisleiten vineyard.
Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate:
Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg abbey has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf.
Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.
What makes our single-vineyard wines stand out is the particular choice of hand-picked grapes. The wine is made from grapes grown in individual vine-yards with a long tradition, and the Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate has been cultivating some of the individual sites for centuries. A highly selective and target-ed harvest ensures the ripest of grapes, while the process of ageing the wines – done partly in small wooden casks – guarantees that they can be stored for several years while maintaining their high quality.
Winegrowing Region: Kahlenbergerdorf, Vienna
Soil Type: Weathered limestone soil with a top layer of loess and clay
Slope Face: Southeast
Elevation: 190-260 meters
Harvest Date: September 2020
Skin Contact: 4 hours
Ageing: 60% large wooden casks, 40% stainless steel tank
Bottling Date: April 2021
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Residual Sugar: 3.5 g/l
Acidity: 6.6 g/l
Serving Temperature: 9-10 °C
Peak Drinking/Maturation Potential: Wonderfully drinkable even when young, but also makes an excellent mature wine.
Food Pairing: Cooked beef, traditional Austrian cold-cut suppers
(Brettljausen) and Schnitzel.