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.
Previously called “Riesling Rosengartel”, the name changed to “Utopie” with the 2017 vintage. The Rosengartl vineyard is a legendary site for Riesling. It is on the right bank of the Danube on the famous Nussberg hill, a south-facing limestone slope that has great views of Vienna. Ambrositsch has eight rows of vines, planted in 2000 and 2001, right in the center of the plateau, the best spot. Peach and mineral. Bright acid with citrus finish. And from Marco, “Oh, the white blossoms, the cold wax, the gnawed-off apricot pits, the dried mint…one aroma intertwines with another as if conducted by a professional magician from the Heiligenstadt, leaving no time to pause for breath…”