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Christian Tschida Kapitel I Natural

Christian Tschida
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionBurgenland
Alcohol Level
Country
Austria
SubregionBurgenland
Drinking Window
GrapesZweigeltCabernet Franc
Wine Description:
Christian Tschida Kapitel I, hailing from Burgenland, Austria, is a unique and artisanal wine crafted by producer Christian Tschida. The grapes undergo a meticulous process, with hand harvesting, destemming, and crushing done with bare feet, followed by spontaneous fermentation in old wooden barrels in contact with the skins for approximately two to three weeks. This hands-on approach imparts distinctive characteristics to the wine, capturing the essence of the vintage. After fermentation, Kapitel I ages for about two years in old 500 and 1500-liter wooden barrels, abstaining from clarification, filtration, or the addition of sulfites. This results in a wine that authentically reflects the terroir, showcasing the natural beauty and complexity of the grapes. Read more
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  • Unique and distinctive flavor profile
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4.0
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Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

Christian Tschida Kapitel I is a unique and exceptional wine that showcases the talent and expertise of Christian Tschida, a renowned winemaker. This wine is crafted with precision and care, resulting in a truly remarkable expression of the vineyard and the grape varietals used. The Kapitel I exhibits a beautiful deep ruby color, enticing the senses from the moment it is poured into the glass. On the nose, it reveals an array of complex aromas, including ripe dark berries, black cherries, and hints of spice. These aromas are complemented by subtle floral notes, adding an elegant touch to the overall bouquet. On the palate, this wine displays a harmonious balance between fruitiness and acidity. The ripe fruit flavors are well-integrated, offering a luscious and velvety mouthfeel. The tannins are refined and silky, providing structure and depth to the wine. There is a delightful persistence on the finish, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's exceptional quality. Christian Tschida Kapitel I is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has great aging potential. It will continue to evolve and develop in the bottle, revealing even more complexity and depth over time. This wine is a true testament to Christian Tschida's dedication to producing wines of the highest caliber. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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