Christian Tschida 'Kapital I' Cab Franc 2019
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.
Christian has a very hands off approach in his vineyards, preferring to let nature take its course. His wild looking parcels are instantly recognisable - overgrown with cover crops that both preserve biodiversity in the vineyards and force the vines to bury their roots deep into the soils in search of nutrients.
100% Cabernet Franc planted on the gravelly schist soils east of Lake Neusiedlersee. The grapes spend 10 weeks on the skins before being fermented in open wooden vats. The wine is then aged for a minimum of 18 months in large oak barrels. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and no addition of sulfur.