Christian Tschida - 2015 Non Tradition Cabernet Franc
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.
This '15 Non Tradition is 100% Cab Franc hand harvested, foot crushed, wild fermented, 2 years ageing in large format barrels, bottled with no additions, fining, filtration or racking. A non-conformist wine with a bold, unapologetic personality. Savoury and a little edgy, with deep red fruits that slide down your throat like a velvet snake.
Variety Cabernet Franc || Region Burgenland, Austria || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml