2018 Christian Tschida Hokus Pokus
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.
45 year old vines of Gruner Veltliner & Riesling, Grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and crushed by foot. The juice ferments in a large single barrel with indigenous yeast and no racking. Short 5 day skin maceration adding a lovely texture. It spends 1 year aging in barrel and is bottled without fining or filtering and no addition of sulfur.
- Lofi Wines
Where: Burgenland, Austria
What: Gruner Veltliner, Riesling
How: This kind of thing holds up well to spicy dishes