Christian Tschida - 2017 Kapital I Cabernet Franc
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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 2017 Kapital I is 100% Cabernet Franc planted on the gravelly schist soils east of Lake Neusiedlersee. The grapes spend 8 weeks on skins before being wild fermented in open wooden vats. The wine is then aged for a minimum of 18 months in large oak barrels before being bottled without fining or filtration. A powerful, structured wine that holds you in its orbit until the very last drop. Musk and minerals bloom in the glass. This wine will age better than you.
Varietal Cabernet Franc || Region Burgenland, Austria || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml