Tschida Angerhof Ice Wine Gruner Veltliner 2012

A beautiful true ice wine from 100% Gruner Veltliner grapes. Sweet, sure, but with a lovely amount of zip that will make you want to pour that second (and third) glass.
SKU: 2363
$34.00

Details

Details

Perfect ice wine conditions only happen once in a blue moon and 2012 provided just that: 14F in early December allowed for an ice wine harvest when grapes are still healthy and full of lively acidity resulting in a clean and crisp wine that's just utterly delicious.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Hans Tschida
Producer No
Alcohol 9.50
ml 375
Residual Sugar (g/L) 205.00
Acidity (g/l) 7.80
Closure Glass Stopper
Cellar Potential Ice wine is best yound but will last a good decade.
Grape Variety 100% - Gruner Veltliner
Body light
Sweetness very sweet
region Burgenland

Region

Burgenland


Burgenland is made up of 4 "sub-areas" and covers 19,215 hectares, which is about 48,000 acres. The dominating geographical influence here is the Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee), and the 4 subdivided areas are called Southern Burgenland (Südburgenland), Central Burgenland (Mittelburgenland), Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee) and the Neusiedler Lake Highlands (Neusiedlersee-Hügelland).

From the northernmost Neusiedlersee area comes full-bodied white wines, including the countries best Chardonnays. This is also an area where great red wines are produced, including those from the "Pannobile" co-operative who age their wines in oak.

Due to the vineyards proximity to the lake and their location in the hot Pannonian climate zone, their grapes more often than not develop the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea) which creates heady dessert wines. The region stretches along the Hungarian border, right across which Tokaji is being made.

The town of Rust, in the Neusiedler Lake Highlands, is where the famous Ruster Ausbruch dessert wine is made. This is also where storks come to roost every year, building their enormous nests on the roof of every building along the main roads. They make a clicking sound which is somewhere between a woodpecker and a jackhammer, and as you sit at the Heuriger (wine garden) drinking the afternoon away, the potential cacophony becomes something of a symphony.

Subregion

Neusiedlersee


Powerful wines from the sunny banks of the narrow steppe lake known itself as Neusiedlersee.

The hot and dry climate of the eastern banks, known as the Heideboden, offers ideal conditions for growing memorable wines in the categories red, white and nobly sweet. Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Neuburger yield rich and ageworthy white wines, while the Zweigelt is the most prominent red variety, found in the bottle frequently in the company of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In the town of Gols, the growers' association Pannobile has done much to raise the reputation of the local red wines, and the recent influence of Biodynamics has had a very positive influence on Blaufränkisch produced in the region, rendering it more expressive and less oaky.

Reviews
Tschida Angerhof Ice Wine Gruner Veltliner 2012
Tschida Angerhof Ice Wine Gruner Veltliner 2012
Review by Wine & Spirits
96 given by Wine & Spirits.
"I'm drinking this," one panelist said, defiantly flaunting our tastings protocol. She wasn't the only one. The scent alone is hypnotic, heady as the scent rising off a pot of simmering apricot jam. Then there are the swaths of silken, honeyed flavor wrapping around the tongue, spicy, almond-toned, with bright, lifting tangerine acidity. those flavors linger, a single sip lasting for five minutes, wanting nothing but silence to take it all in. Eiswein doesn't come around often to Hans Tschida's vineyards on the banks of Lake Neusiedl, so grab this now.