Region: Burgenland, Neusiedlersee
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 9˚C / 48˚F
Alcohol Level: 10.0%
Bottle Size: 37.5cl (Half Bottle)
Deep gold. Creamy, rich toffee and dried peach, grapefruit marmalade. Very sweet and very high acidity, lovely balance of fruit and weight, long finish. Tschida’s sweet elixirs have their own elegant style and class, and he can also lay claim to some of best Eiswein and “Strohwein” (from fruit dried on mats) made anywhere in the world.
The Tschida winery is located in Illmitz, a world-renowned sweet wine town in the Seewinkel area of the Neusiedlersee in Burgenland, Austria. Hans Tschida specializes in the production of sweet wines and is counted amongst the best producers not only in Austria, but also internationally. Perfect harmony between fruit,alcohol, residual sugar and natural acidity is his highest aim – and even then, the variety must show distinction at the highest quality level. Each Tschida wine is truly individual, and it is clear to see why they are known as "liquid gold". A specialty of the winery is the production of Schilfwein, for which the grapes are dried on reed mats before pressing.
The region around the Neusiedlersee (Seewinkel, Illmitz) is one of the three great wine-growing areas (also Sauternes and Tokaj) where premium-quality Botrytis wines are able to be produced each year. The warmth of the Pannonian climate, as well as that of the vast, flat Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) and its numerous surrounding tiny lakes, create in the Fall the perfect conditions for the development of the renowned “noble rot” – the Botrytis – on the grapes. The sandy, light soils deliver the necessary minerality and are perfect for the Sämling, Chardonnay, Muskat Ottonel and Zweigelt grape varieties. And the cool nights here are responsible for the incomparable acidity structure, which provides optimal balance to the wines ́ residual sugar. The area around the Neusiedlersee, with its fauna and flora, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reeds from the lake ́s shores are used for the production of Schilfwein.
|Producer||Weingut Angerhof Tschida|
|Style||Dessert Wine / Sweet|
|Serving Temperature||9˚C / 48˚F|
|Grape Variety||100% Chardonnay|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink|
|Robert Parker||93 Points|