The Wine: Christina Orange 2020
Christina Orange is a skin-contact (orange wine) natural wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes farmed sustainably on red gravel & loess at Holzweg vineyard. Maceration with the skins for 24 days, aged for 10 months in stainless steel. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.
The Producer: Christina Netzl
Christina Netzl began her path towards natural winemaking as a young girl of 5 years old, working on her family’s farm and vineyard with her parents and grandparents. Her parents later focused the family business solely on grape growing and winemaking, building the winery up to the 28 hectares they operate today in the Carnuntum winemaking region, located just east of Vienna and north of the Neusidler see. Christina studied enology and wine management in London, getting to know wine styles from all over the world.
In 2007, she returned to the winery to work with her parents, and after having two children became passionate about organic viticulture. They began the process of converting everything to organics in 2013 starting with soil treatments and elimination of herbicides, followed by eliminating pesticides and 100% organic vineyard management and then finally organic production in the winery.
In 2018 they began the official process of certifying organically. Over the last 10 years working at the winery, Christina has fallen in love with ancient winemaking practices and thus has now launched this natural line of wines we are proud to represent.
The Region: Burgenland - Austria