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Christoph Hoch - Hollenburger Grüner Veltliner NV Christoph Hoch - Hollenburger Grüner Veltliner NV

Christoph Hoch - Hollenburger Grüner Veltliner NV

Mouth feeling combines subtle saltiness with a hint of smokiness.

Single Bottle:

$50.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Grüner Veltliner

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:11.5%

Region:Kremstal

Country:Austria

Tasting Notes

Wines that evoke emotion', is the pillar at the centre of Christoph Hoch's philosophy. Based in Hollenburg a sub-region of Kremstal, gifted by a Champagne-like terroir rich of sedimented limestone, Christoph's wines have rapidly gained international interest amongst the natural wine movement. Demeter certified vineyards employing a mix of innovation and traditional methods to deliver pure, minimal intervention Gruner Veltliner and Riesling as well as naturally fermented sparkling (Pet-Nat) with ageing potential and finesse. A Gruner Veltliner, pure and elegant. Lean, straightforward, juicy, racy acidity. Salty, smoky, flattering. Initially, the wine is austere on the palate but gradually evolves into an tangy acidity with fresh, vibrant fruit. Lime zest, lemon grass, wet stone. Mouth feeling combines subtle saltiness with a hint of smokiness.

Technical Info

Brand:Christoph Hoch

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:BIOS - AT-BIO-401

Country of Origin:Austria

Serving Temperature:11-13°C

Sugar Residual:2 g/l

Winemaking Style:Minimal Intervention

Harvest:Hand-harvested mid to late-August

Winemaking:The wines spontaneously ferment in wooden barrels, with some fermenting on the mash and others being racked. Each individual lot is then matured in large, used wood casks. Every barrel is treated differently, with some undergoing oxidative aging and others undergoing malolactic fermentation. Each barrel represents its own unique project.

Viticulture:Hollenburg's vineyards feature conglomerate rock, formed from Limestone Alps sediment carried by the ancient Traisen River. This soil contains varied-sized cobbles and pebbles bound by calcium carbonate, making it calcareous and alkaline (pH 7.5).

Food Pairing:Grilled asparagus with hollandaise sauce, Cucumber dill salad, Tempura vegetables, Tofu and vegetable stir-fry, Crab and avocado salad, Zucchini and goat cheese tart, Sautéed green beans with almonds, Roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon zest.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

Christoph Hoch

Since 1640, the Hoch lineage has been deeply rooted in the town of Hollenburg along the Danube River. In 2013, Christoph Hoch assumed the mantle of responsibility for the winery, drawing upon generations of winemaking tradition. His unwavering focus is on articulating the essence of the extraordinary rock formation known as the "Hollenburger Konglomerat" and the unique microclimate of his homeland through his wines. Christoph has embraced biodynamic practices, adhering to Demeter guidelines.The wines predominantly mature in seasoned wooden barrels. Christoph's commitment to craftsmanship extends to blending different vintages, harnessing the interplay between reductive and oxidative elements, granting his wines remarkable stability and enduring aging potential. In addition to crafting classical Austrian varietals Christoph Hoch has a penchant for producing captivating sparkling wines using the méthode ancestrale, such as Kalkspitz and Rosé Rurale, have garnered global acclaim in recent years, a testament to his unwavering pursuit of excellence.

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