In former times, winemakers in Austria, planted different grape varieties together in the same vineyard, harvested, and vinified the grapes together. These field blends, so-called Gemischter Satz, was a sure fire way to produce a balanced wine, no matter the growing conditions of that year, as certain grapes ripened earlier or later than others. Today, a few winemakers have elevated this wine from obscurity to cult status. Although Austrian regulations stipulate Gemischter Satz must contain at least three varieties of grapes, Ingrid’s comes from a special parcel, planted by her Granny, containing no less that 17 different varieties; a true historical treasure.
Winery Ingrid Groiss
Varieties Chardonnay, Frühroter Veltliner, Grauburgunder, Grauer Vöslauer, Grüner Veltliner, Hietl Rote, Müller Thurgau, Neuberger, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Roter Veltliner, Rotgipfler, Sämling, Silberweisse, Welchriesling, Wiesse Vöslauer, Zierfandler
Chalky ConglomerateSoil Type
vine age50 years