Ingrid Groiss

The Story

We all know when we’ve met an old soul in a young body. Somehow, Ingrid is able to channel the energy of a young school girl and at the same time that of her overly active grandmother, to whom she gives gratitude for the existence of the family estate. Her grandmother kept alive vineyards that sit in the Weinviertel, just a stone throw away from the Czech Republic. The wines that Ingrid makes have the same vitality of both personas, the energy of youth and the wip-like intelligence and experience of a woman who has seen nearly the entire 20th century and remained an optimist about it all. The wines elegantly shine with savory herbs, early summer fruits and spices that sit on a mountain of texture and dense acidity. Ingrid is also very good in the kitchen and the wines from cellar are clearly made with the same love.

Lay of the Land

Weinviertal, which literally means “wine quarter”, is Austria’s largest wine region. It is situated at the far northeastern part of Austria, bordering the Czech Republic in the north and Slovakia to the east. It is best known not only for its beauty and neatly laid out villages and vineyards, but for the hundreds of meters of cellars that run underground called “Kellergrassen”. Here Gruner Veltliner is king and is characterized by its zesty flavor and tart acidity. This recognizable quality has become region-typical and only those winemakers that produce a Gruner of this style can apply for the Weinviertal DAC. Due to the immensity of this region, climatic influences and geological compositions vary drastically.

Ingrid Groiss - 2017 Gemischter Satz, Braitenpuechtorff

Price: $28.00
Size: 750ml
Availability:

Out of stock

Type of Wine: White
Style: Mineral, Elegant and Aromatic

This blend of 17 grape varieties is as dazzling to the senses as it is fun to drink. With the first sip, the rollercoaster ride through the fields of the Weinvertel begins, revealing a potpourri blend of dried white citrus peel, pumpkin spice, dried grasses, almond, freshly harvested wheat, and scratched bronze metal. The palate gets its undeniable structure from the help of a seven-hour maceration on the skins (without the stems) before it’s pressed and aged in stainless steel. Its intense streak of a citrus-like acidity goes straight down the center and the outer edges of your tongue, reminiscent of old Spanish whites from the Rioja.

This wine, grown on limestone-rich conglomerate (hard-packed pebbles mortared together by limestone), falls somewhere between a white and orange wine, and is exquisitely crafted. It’s a wine that paints a beautiful picture of the place (beyond the vineyard itself) and the time of year it was harvested—kudos to that.

The Wine

This blend of 17 grape varieties is as dazzling to the senses as it is fun to drink. With the first sip, the rollercoaster ride through the fields of the Weinvertel begins, revealing a potpourri blend of dried white citrus peel, pumpkin spice, dried grasses, almond, freshly harvested wheat, and scratched bronze metal. The palate gets its undeniable structure from the help of a seven-hour maceration on the skins (without the stems) before it’s pressed and aged in stainless steel. Its intense streak of a citrus-like acidity goes straight down the center and the outer edges of your tongue, reminiscent of old Spanish whites from the Rioja.

This wine, grown on limestone-rich conglomerate (hard-packed pebbles mortared together by limestone), falls somewhere between a white and orange wine, and is exquisitely crafted. It’s a wine that paints a beautiful picture of the place (beyond the vineyard itself) and the time of year it was harvested—kudos to that.

About The Wine

This blend of 17 grape varieties is as dazzling to the senses as it is fun to drink. With the first sip, the rollercoaster ride through the fields of the Weinvertel begins, revealing a potpourri blend of dried white citrus peel, pumpkin spice, dried grasses, almond, freshly harvested wheat, and scratched bronze metal. The palate gets its undeniable structure from the help of a seven-hour maceration on the skins (without the stems) before it’s pressed and aged in stainless steel. Its intense streak of a citrus-like acidity goes straight down the center and the outer edges of your tongue, reminiscent of old Spanish whites from the Rioja.

This wine, grown on limestone-rich conglomerate (hard-packed pebbles mortared together by limestone), falls somewhere between a white and orange wine, and is exquisitely crafted. It’s a wine that paints a beautiful picture of the place (beyond the vineyard itself) and the time of year it was harvested—kudos to that.