Christian Tschida - 2018 Non Tradition Red

2018 Non Tradition Red

Cabernet Franc blend
Burgenland, Austria

One of the best reds yet from your mate Christian. Mostly old vine Cabernet Franc from pure Schist soils, co-fermented with a few friends and aged in old barrels. Pure and elegant, with impossible length. In fact, it's still going. Does it ever end? Wow. What a wine.

Christian Tschida farms 11ha of old vines in national park Neusiedlersee, Burgenland, which’ve been with his family since the 1800s. Dry farmed without chemicals, his biodiverse vineyards are like an overgrown botanical garden full of herbs, grasses, flowers, insects and animals. Christian avoids modern technology in his winemaking, opting for hands, feet, gravity. His potions spend much time in barrel mingling with oxygen, some for up to 5 years. After bottling by hand, he returns the grape must and leftover juice to the vines in a homemade prep to aid the health of the vineyard. Oh the circle of life.