Spirit of ecstasy with Ingrid’s ’19 Gemischter Satz
Gemischter Satz has lost none of its exoticism since the first vintage we brought in from Ingrid Groiss. That debut in the CellarHand portfolio was from 2015, and it made its mark with a spectacular rainbow of flavour from 17-odd grape varieties. A cult hit straight away, it continues to beguile and delight. We’re now hopping onto the 2019 rendition.
Ingrid’s estate is now certified organic and her renown is growing as one of the most exciting addresses in the Weinviertel. Our jumping-off point is a zingy pepper bomb of a Grüner Veltliner, as well as the Gemischter Satz. But wherever you look with Ingrid, you’ll find zip, freshness and lip-smacking excitement.
Notes of green apple, ripe lemon and freshly cut pear flesh are most appetizing on the nose. The palate also brims with citrus freshness while riper fruit keeps flashing up amidst that bracing, lively briskness. The body is slender, vivid and dry.91 points. Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast September 2020
A riper aspect of pear plays on the nose, but it is not until the wine reaches the palate that it comes alive. There is a still tight core that holds notes of yeast, shimmering white pepper, celery salt and wet earth, which unfold slowly with a bit of air. This is concentrated but not heavy, impressive but relaxed and simply balanced perfectly.94 points. Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast
Lemon notes on the nose come with a richer insinuation of ripe orange peel. The palate is fresh and bright, brimming with notions of apple and orange, Mirabelle and lemon, pitched against a zesty, pithy, lovely texture. The finish is dry and lipsmacking.92 points. Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast
For the Weinviertel region, this a daring and complex dry Riesling that’s still slightly funky from long lees contact. The palate has some serious tannins, which may be too challenging if what you want is a fruity wine. However, there are attractive apricot and herbal notes, too. Powerful, dry finish. Better from 2019.92 points. Stuart Pigott, jamessuckling.com
Tart red currant and fresh strawberry on the nose continue with a little spritz on the bright, fresh and citrusy palate. A lovely, pristine, light, dry and appetizing rosé just calling for summer! Look at the pretty label and guess the song?90 points. Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast