2012 Tschida Angerhof Grüner Veltliner Ice Wine Burgenland (375ml)
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 often to Hans Tschida’s vineyards on the banks of Lake Neusiedl, so grab this now.
From the Hans Tschida: "In 1993 we decided to focus on winegrowing. We work according to a special philosophy in the vineyard and the cellar aiming at certain kinds of wine with clear fruit and a perfect balance between residual sugar and acid. Our qualified - tested wine- Beerenauslesen, Eiswein, Schilfwein, Trockenbeerenauslesen -- is cultivated with the help of exceptionally soft, cool and slow fermentation. We are lucky because Nationalpark Neusiedlersee/Seewinkel -- the region which you can find our vineyards in -- offers optimum conditions for the production of special sweet wines of highest quality."