Bernhard Ott is one of the heroes of our portfolio. Since 2005 Bernhard has been farming biodynamically in his village of Feuresbrunn, just over the border from the Kamptal, in the Wagram. Ott is one of the original members of RESPEKT. He is constantly innovating and improving his vineyard and winemaking skills. We are constantly impressed with Bernhard’s ability to adjust his philosophy in the cellar and produce wines that are delicious and in the same level of quality or higher than the previous vintage.
Gemischter Satz, “mixed bag or set”, is a mixture of several grape varieties, from the same vineyard. Planting different varieties together to minimize loss of a single variety is effective. In Ott’s blend he takes Neuberger and Welschriesling and ferments them on the skins, blending them with a co-picked and co-fermented blend of Chardonnay, Weissburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Roter Veltliner and Riesling.
Organic/Biodynamic Farming Practices. If you want to drink sustainably, Bernhard Ott is your answer. He is incredibly eco-conscious and has created biodiversity in his vineyards that is unparalleled.