Christian Tschida

Christian Tschida Himmel auf Erden Rosé 2022

$45
$45

Christian Tschida Himmel auf Erden Rosé is a rosato-style wine made from 100% Blaufränkisch grown on limestone soils in Illmitz, Neusiedler See, Burgenland region, Austria. The grapes are de-stemmed, foot-crushed, and fermented spontaneously in large barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, with no added sulfites.

Dry/Sweet:, Dry
Wine Type:, Red
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Country:, Austria
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Bottle Size:, 750ml
Sugar level:, Low Sugar, Zero Added Sugar

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Producer profile

Christian Tschida

Christian Tschida cultivates 14 hectares of old vines, some dating back four generations since the 19th century. His winery is located in the Neusiedler See area of Burgenland, Austria's easternmost region, traditionally known for red and sweet wine production. The vineyards are composed of sandy gravel, schist, and limestone, benefiting from the moderating influence of the nearby Lake Neusiedler.

Christian employs a hands-off winemaking approach, with wines spending extended periods in barrels, up to five years before bottling. He emphasizes the importance of his vertical basket press, which uses light pressure like a handshake to extract the best juice from the grapes. The remaining must and juice are returned to the vineyards to promote vine health.

All wines are fermented in closed-top tanks in the shade, with the grapes foot stomped before transferring the juice to barrels for aging. Since the 2015 vintage, Christian's wines have been made without any sulfur additions. The wines are never racked and are bottled by hand to maintain freshness, leaving a bit of residual carbon dioxide for preservation.

Wine region

, Austria

Burgenland, nestled between the Austrian Alps' foothills to the west and Hungary to the east, holds a venerable position in Austria's vinicultural domain. Known as the Pannonian Plain, it extends over 32,200 acres, marking Austria's second-largest winemaking region. Burgenland embodies ancient winemaking traditions, modern viticultural techniques, and a burgeoning community of minimal intervention, natural winemakers.

Today, Burgenland is segmented into four DAC subregions: Mittelburgenland, Leithaberg, Eisenberg, and Neusiedlersee DAC, each exhibiting a distinct viticultural character. Mittelburgenland, a hub for red wines, particularly excels in Blaufränkisch production. Leithaberg, with its profound minerality, sits in northern Burgenland, one of the world's most ancient wine-growing locales. In the southeast, Eisenberg yields tart, tannic Blaufränkisch, while Neusiedlersee DAC, beside Lake Neusiedl, is famed for its sweet, botrytized wines.

Burgenland's geographical composition is a meld of Styrian and Pannonian Basins, hosting a spectrum of soils like sandy gravels, silt to clay sedimentary deposits, alongside limestone and schist. The region's Pannonian climate, a hot continental variant, is conducive to red wine production. The climatic interplay between warm Hungarian air and cooler Alpine breezes from the west extends the growing season, aiding grape acidity retention. Particularly in the Neusiedlersee area, humidity and scattered water bodies augment the growing season, creating a haven for Botrytis (Noble Rot) wines.

Burgenland also nurtures a diverse white wine portfolio despite its red wine prominence. Grapes like Gruner Veltliner and Welchsriesling thrive here, with the climate lending the white wines a ripe, full-bodied character. Near Lake Neusiedl, sweet white wines like Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, and Eiswines have garnered global acclaim for their concentrated, exquisite profiles. The region's unique Ruster Ausbruch, a botrytized wine from Rust, stands in its own Austrian sweet wine classification. The region's "Zicklacken" lakes further facilitate Botrytis cinerea growth during Autumn.

Blaufränkisch, the quintessence of Austrian red wines, finds its prime cultivation ground in Burgenland. Its often tannic and spicy wines bear blackberry and dark currant notes with a mineral undertone. Zweigelt, a Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent cross, yields tart, fruity wines with spiced cherry and raspberry nuances. St. Laurent, a Pinot Noir progeny, is cultivated in northern Burgenland, producing crisp, fruit-forward red wines.

Burgenland's culinary scene, influenced by its geographical proximity to Hungary, often exhibits a spicy undertone. Goulash and sausages are common, reflecting the local emphasis on utilizing regional meats, produce, and Lake Neusiedl fish. The region's contemporary cuisine often features fish, chicken, and pork, with potatoes as a staple side, harmoniously accompanying the diverse wine offerings of Burgenland.

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