Check out this excellent profile of Jutta here, thanks to Pellicle Mag/Valerie Kathawala.
Jutta Ambrositsch makes wines in Vienna. They are our go to everyday wines. Her wines are awesome -elegant, clean, balanced, confident, refreshing- wines that match most any occasion like a black sweater.
Viennese winemaking goes back hundreds of years, and today wine and vineyards (650 hectares in the city limits- 30% of which are cultivated organically/ or biodynamically) remain integral to the culture and layout of the city. Jutta tends her own vineyards- some choice plots on the Northern limits of the city she’s collected since 2004, just up the hills from the Danube. Jutta focuses her winemaking on the traditional favorites of the city- gemischter satz wines from both white and red grapes. Gemischter Satz (literally ‘mixed set’) are wines made from a blend of grapes, traditionally, and the case in most Ambrositch wines, co-planted varieties in a single vineyard, all harvested and fermented together.
This Gemischter Satz is named Kosmopolit as it comes from five sites on both sides of the Danube.
a) Stammersdorf (young vines): Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay.
b) Sievering (young vines): ten rare, old varieties, planted seven years ago.
c) Preußen: 25% Riesling, 25% Zierfandler, 25% Welschriesling and 25% wildly mixed varieties.
d) Mukenthal (old vines): ten rare, old varieties, planted in 1970.
e) Plagen: many different types of Veltliner (Grüner, Roter, Frühroter, Brauner,…) a very steep site surrounded by forest.
The grapes are picked on the same day by two teams, each consisting of approximately ten to twelve people.
In the evening, all of the grapes go into the press together and the next day after roughly twelve hours of maceration, everything is pressed.
That’s the Kosmopolit. A true Gemischter Satz. Nectarine, very clean and fresh. White flowers.