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Slow Food Ark of Taste & Presidia Award - Wiener Gemischter Satz! Only 300 Products worldwide have been honored with this award!

Posted by The Austrian Wines, Jul 7, 2009.

Viennese specialty wine the Gemischter Satz has been admitted to the international Slow Food Foundation’s Ark of Taste.

A Gemischter Satz is a wine made from a variety of grapes . In contrast to a cuvee, up to 20 different grape varieties are planted in the same vineyard, and harvested and pressed together.

Originally, growers used the varying degrees of ripeness and acidity as a way to ensure consistent quality and guard against the risk of poor harvests. A feature of Viennese vineyards for centuries, the Gemischter Satz is now experiencing a genuine renaissance .

The Italy-based Slow Food Foundation for the promotion of biodiversity has included the Viennese Gemischter Satz in its Ark of Taste , also making it one of its Presidia products. Only 300 products worldwide have been honored with this award. It is intended to protect high-quality and traditionally produced foods for future generations in the face of industrialized agriculture and big business. The Viennese specialty wine and the fruit of the Lower Austrian Wiesenwienerwald Chequer Tree are Austria’s first Presidia products.

The Slow Food movement was founded in Italy as a lobby for good taste, the preservation of culinary heritage, sustainable farming methods and safeguarding biodiversity. Today it has more than 100,000 members in 153 countries.

A selection of fine new glasses are the perfect match for the excellent Viennese wine. Former court purveyor Lobmeyr has teamed up with designer duo Polka to create a new glass service . The highly successful wine producers of the WienWein group (Rainer Christ, Michael Edlmoser, Fritz Wieninger and Richard Zahel) provided additional design tips. The understated series is comprised of two wine glasses, water glass, champagne glass, liquor glass and carafe.

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Reply by amour, Feb 13, 2013.

This very old post is so interesting that I revived it!

I am starting to take an interest in the wines of Austria.

Close to me, is located Total Wine, where I can purchase wines of Austria.

I am told that there are some excellent Austrian dry wines made from the following grapes:  Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), and Gruner Veltliner.

The one I am interested in is: Winzer Krems Riesling Pfaffenberg  $30. U.S.\

Has anyone tasted it al all?

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