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.
As Ambrositsch has chosen to not be in the DAC, they cannot use the vineyard names on the label, but this wine comes from one of their prized vineyards, the Reisenberg. It was planted all to Gruner Veltliner in the 1960’s. Ambrositsch described the soil as creamy and stinky, mainly with slate and gneiss. The vines are planted quite spaced out and they only make a maximum of 1,000 bottles per year. The wine is structured and rich, a beautiful gruner from 50+ year-old vines. – Bowler