42. Demeterhof Zahel


Alexander Zahel
Hilary Zahel

Maurer Hauptplatz 9
AT - 1230 Wien Wien

+43(0)18900581

alexander@zahel.at
http://www.zahel.at

Certification:
Demeter
Lacon Bio AT - 402

Wine-growing region:
Wien

At Zahel, winemaking is working closely with nature, using methods that leave our vineyards as untouched as possible. After a decades-long commitment to rejecting pesticides and embracing a natural approach, we received our organic certification in 2017 and since 2018, cultivate our vineyards biodynamically. We feel strongly that these practices not only produce better wine but will allow our vineyards to thrive for generations to come.

At home in Vienna, the world’s only city also classified as its own wine growing region, our 35 hectares of vineyards are distributed throughout all of the area’s main growing zones. The varied terroir of each region ranges from flysch sandstone to loess to Dolomite chalk and in concert with numerous micro-climates, provides a basis for world-class wines. In this unique sense, Vienna’s diverse terrain reflects the multi-faceted nature of city itself.

Alongside our nature-driven approach to cultivating our vineyards, we appreciate that good bottle results not only from top-quality grapes, but months of careful craftsmanship. Crushed where necessary, pressed, fermented and aged, we use a light but experienced hand, respect for tradition, and great passion to bring character and precision to each Zahel wine.

2022 Demeter Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC 2022

Wien
Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer
White wine
Demeter certified

Our Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC is a true expression of Vienna's terroir, produced with grapes from three of the area´s best wine growing regions - Nussberg, Oberlaa and Mauer. Comprised of six grape varietals, its crips, balanced character make it an incredibly food-friendly wine, at home with a wide array of global cuisines.

2022 Demeter Großlage Nussberg Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC

Wien
Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc & 5% Gewüztraminer
White wine
Demeter certified

To the north of Vienna’s center, you’ll find the Nussberg — a hill known for some of the city’s finest and oldest vineyards, many featuring sweeping views of the Danube River and Viennese skyline. Nussberg’s soil structure is stoniest of the area’s wine growing regions, characterized by a weathered shell-limestone floor and sandy clay/loam terraces. This terroir lends the wine a minerality that compliments the field blend, based primarily on Burgundy varietals.

2019 Demeter Ried Kaasgraben Nussberg Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC

Wien
Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Chardonnay, Zierfandler, Rotgipfler, Neuburger, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris
White wine
Demeter certified

To the northwest of Vienna’s center, you’ll find a small side valley of the famous Heuriger village Grinzing —there a small parcel called Ried Kaasgraben is known for some of the city’s finest and oldest vineyards, many featuring sweeping views of the Danube River and Viennese skyline. The soil structure of Ried Kaasgraben is the stoniest of the area’s wine growing regions, characterized by a weathered shell-limestone floor and sandy clay/loam terraces. This terroir lends the wine a minerality that compliments the field blend, based on 9 different varietals.

2019 Demeter Ried Goldberg Laaerberg Wiener Gemischter Satz DAC

Wien
Roter Veltliner, Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Grüner Sylvaner, Neuburger, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Furmint, Pinot Gris, Gelber Muskateller, Gewürztraminer, Frühroter Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc;
White wine
Demeter certified

Goldberg is one of the finest and highest elevated single vineyards in Oberlaa, located in the southeastern section of Vienna. Here, the soil structure is comprised of rich loam and ice-age gravel and has a micro-climate largely influ- enced by the warmer Pannonian region to the south. This Gemischter Satz is produced from 60-year old vines, encompassing 13 different varietals. Following sponta- neous fermentation, the wine is stored for 18 months on the fine lees before being bottled without fining or filtration.

Casòn Hirschprunn
Barrique Cellar


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