Himmel Auf Erden Rød 2014
A Wine That
has had an incredible evolution over the past years. When we first tried it was a firework of fruit thanks to the merits of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt's aromatic characters. But now, after a good 3 to 4 years in bottle the wine shows an almost Pinot-esque profile, more layered and integrated with an incredible lift as you keep coming back to it. One of Christian's lesser known wines but perhaps one to surprise the most?
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- Winemaker: Christian Tschida
Where and How?
This wine was grown on a special plot of double plantation Cabernet Sauvignon and Zweigelt just outside of Illmitz, Burgenland. The soils are characterised by the gravelly and pebbly sandstone — typical for the Eastern shores of Neusiedlersee. Christian picks his grapes in small buckets very early in the morning to retain freshness in the grapes until they arrive in the winery. There, the fruit is macerated and subsequently pressed with his pneumatic press that applies a 'hand shake' type pressure, only extracting the most delicate parts of the juice. His wines are then aged in large wooden casks usually starting with 1000L all the way to 3000L+ barrels. After a minimum of 10 months the wines are bottled without filtration and little to none addition of SO2.
The Winemaker: Christian Tschida
Christian Tschida is one of a kind. He might be renowned as one of the world's most cult natural winemakers, but when it comes down to it, he'd prefer not to talk about wine at all — rather art. For that's how to describe Christian's wines — these are playful-yet-serious interpretations of what Mother Nature gives him. His grapes are like watercolour, acrylic and graffiti interchanged from year to year.