Gemischter Shatz, what's that?! It's a field blend produced from several different grape varieties which are picked and co-fermented together. In this case, it's a blend of 30% Welschriesling, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Neuburger and 10 % Traminer. So much to like here! A delightfully joyous, fresh and juicy white. Green apple, citrus and white peach on the palate, with a slight spritz, with a lovely apply blossom scent and bruised fresh green herbs on the nose. Don't say we didn't warn you! This is a versatile and unique wine that doesn't break the bank!
One thing that never fails to make us happy here at Swig, is seeing a vineyard filled with life. And no, we're not talking about the grapes growing on the vines, but the life beneath and around them, wildflowers growing between the rows, and the air buzzing with insects, bees and birds. Say no to monoculture, and yes to nature and organic farming! And that's just what we have at Winery Christoph Bauer, located north of Vienna, in the region of Weinviertel. Gruner Veltliner rules here as king, and Christoph and his wife Heidi are dedicated to producing artisan wines with clear varietal and vintage character, balancing traditions with modern innovations. We're delighted to have them join the Swig family!
FROM THE PRESS
“This might be the most difficult wine imaginable to blind taste, so here is the answer to the question, what is Gemishter Schatz? If you blend 30% Welschriesling, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Neuburger and 10 % Traminer you end up with this devastatingly impressive creature. Pin-sharp, mountain fresh and extraordinarily zesty and uplifting, you will find violet, grapefruit, rhubarb, lime zest and green apple skin vitality among other bracing sensations in this wonderfully refreshing, dry white wine. It will electrocute your senses with its insatiable joie de vivre.”Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek