MARTIN + ANNA ARNDORFER GEMISCHTER SATZ GRUNER VELTLINER RIESLING 2020
LIVELY SUBTLE PETALS
CLASSIC / ORGANIC / 750ML
A charming field blend (Neuburger, Gruner and Riesling) that speaks of both place and producer. Refreshing floral aromatics synonyms with the region and a lively wild fleshly edge highlighted by the producers.
From the Distributor: Certified Organic. Usually 60% Neuburger, 25% Gruner and 15% Riesling – a traditional field blend for this part of the Kamptal. Vineyard: Strasser Wechselberg – terraced vineyard at altitude 230-240 m. Planted in 1958 and soil is loess. All grapes were macerated 4 hours on skins before pressing. Whole bunch pressing, fermentation with native yeasts and aged for 10 months on the lees. 44 % in used French oak (228 liters and 10-12 years old) and 56 % in stainless steel barrels (75 gallons) with zero battonage or racking. Naturally occurring malo. No fining, just smart filtered once (a fine metal mesh to catch large solids). Sulfur added once (20mg/lt) – just before bottling. Approx. 75 cases produced annually. Martin is nothing if not quixotic and his pursuit of this vineyard and resulting wine reflect his vision and passion. He bought this parcel on the Wechselberg from an older farmed in 2005. Most of the terraces on this hill had been reworked and replanted (widened for tractors), but this little plot was the last piece with skinny terraces and old vines. He went to his father about buying the parcel (his dad still controlled the business’ money at the time), and his father said f*#k no. His objections were that it’s 100% handwork (no tractors) , the vines were “old” and they were going to need replanting in 20/30 years, and that it was just not good investment. To pile on and make it a multi-generational shaming, his grandfather said if Martin bought it, he was going to lie to his friends at the cafe in town and say he knows nothing about it. So, yeah of course Martin bought it. He used his own bit of personal savings and went 50/50 with his brother. And voila – stunning old vine Gemischter Satz completely worked by hand. His father and grandfather both love the wine now by the way.
From the Producer: Rooted in our home region Kamptal, we used the freedom from our families... We studied, travelled and spent hours with fascinating people enjoying wine. With rich treasure of great friendships and impressions, we came back to our origin to craft our own wines and walk our paths in the Kamptal. Our wines are the best representatives of what and who we are. They carry our thoughts, our origin and our journeys; they reflect our personality, craft and history.
Because of our experience that nature is the strongest force, we'd love to work with her. Because the knowledge that the soil is the most intelligent part we deal with, we‘ve decided to trust him. Because the beliefs that the plants nourish our soil, we let them grow. With these ideas and confidence we don‘t interact in the cellar, which causes that our wines transport the natural taste of the grape. These decisions we make by ourselves and let our personalities speak in our wines. We think that winemakers are artisans, or even artists. Their work requires creativity, sensitivity and an enormous amount of personality. Everything you would attribute to an artist….. We have made it our task to produce wines that unite origin and passion, wines that arouse curiosity in the wine world across the globe.