Christian Tschida Himmel auf Erden White II Maische Vergoren
Grapes: Weissburgunder, Scheurebe, Muscat
Christian Tschida has 10 hectares of old vines on the banks of Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland that have been in his family for 4 generations. He grows mainly indigenous Austrian varieties that benefit from the cool lake air and the sandy gravel, schist and limestone soils the area is known for. Christian is renowned for very light extractions that capture the essence of the grapes, all done without sulphur or other additions.
Christian’s only skin contact white wine is Scheurebe from 60 year old vines along with small amounts of Weissburgunder and Muskat Ottonel from gravelly schist soils east of Lake Neusiedlersee. A portion of the grapes are macerated on skins for 2 weeks and the rest for four, before ageing for a year in 500 to 1500-litre barrels and bottled without fining or filtering and no additional sulphur. Crisper and less tannin-heavy than previous vintages, this is a herbaceous and complex orange wine with aromas of peach, lemon, grapefruit, and herbs.