Christian Tschida - 2018 Hokus Pokus White

2018 Hokus Pokus White

Variety
Grüner Veltliner, Riesling
Region
Burgenland, Austria
Abv
12.5%
Volume
750ml

A wine that is as beautiful as it’s label. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling that grew up in mineral rich soil. Just juice fermented in a large single barrel. So many things at play here. Green mango, thai basil, lemongrass and apple so red you’d think you’d be cursed for biting into it. In the palate it’s so wonderfully nutty, like a roasted almond, coupled with river rock and honey. Sat within the Austrian town of Illimitz basking in the reflective glow of Lake Neusiedl, is Christian Tschida’s ...Read More...

A wine that is as beautiful as it’s label. Grüner Veltliner and Riesling that grew up in mineral rich soil. Just juice fermented in a large single barrel. So many things at play here. Green mango, thai basil, lemongrass and apple so red you’d think you’d be cursed for biting into it. In the palate it’s so wonderfully nutty, like a roasted almond, coupled with river rock and honey. Sat within the Austrian town of Illimitz basking in the reflective glow of Lake Neusiedl, is Christian Tschida’s house and his surrounding vines. Tschida’s attitude towards life and art and his wines are symbiotic. Infatuated by details, he is not moved by quantity, but rather small movements that focus on improving the tiny amounts of fruit. Little things, like tucking the vines instead of cutting them, preparing for the drought of the Summer to come in the midst of Winter, developing his own treatments based on the personality of his individual vines. The vines have been looked after by his family since the early 19th century, and he feels a deep, intrinsic responsibility to look after the vines in respect to his ancestry. Summed up well enough himself, he wants to make wines that say “Please drink me, I love you, hug me.” 

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