Non-Tradition — Grüner Veltliner 2017
A Wine That
goes back in time and tries to break with modern fashions of easy-drinking, boring Grüner Veltliner. This Ladies and Gentlemen, is a wine that delivers the place over the variety. Christian's provocative working title 'Non Tradition' is also a statement to new frontiers, wines with soul and edges and corners. If you like deep, salty and textured white wines from the Jura look no further!
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- Winemaker: Christian Tschida
Where and How?
This wine was grown on 2 separate parcels of Grüner Veltliner just outside of Purbach, Burgenland. The soils are characterised by the 'Leithaberg' hills — mainly shell limestone, quartz and schist towards the upper hillside. In this vineyard, the decomposed calcquer vastly dominant. 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 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.