2017 Christian Tschida Himmel Auf Erden Red
Christian Tschida cultivates 10 hectares of old vines in the Neusiedlersee region of Burgenland. His vineyards are planted on sandy gravel, schist, and limestone soils and have been in the family for 4 generations. This area of Burgenland has a unique microclimate due to the moderating influence of the vast Lake Neusiedlersee nearby.
This ‘Heaven and Earth’ 50% Zweigelt and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon blend comes from the gravelly schist soils east of Lake Neusiedlersee. The grapes are fermented in open top tanks and then aged in large oak barrels for two years before bottling it without any fining or filtration.
No added sulphur.
- Lofi Wines
Where: Burgenland, Austria
What: Zweigelt Blend
How: I’m pretty sure we had this one with Korean short rib and it really worked.