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Christoph Hoch - Rosé Rurale NV Christoph Hoch - Rosé Rurale NV

Christoph Hoch - Rosé Rurale NV

Blood orange and strawberry interwoven with saline minerality.

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Varietal:Red Blend

Varietal Blend:St.Laurent, Zweigelt, Muskat Ottonel

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:10.5%



Tasting Notes

"Wines that evoke emotion" serve as the cornerstone of Christoph Hoch's philosophy. Situated in Hollenburg, a sub-region of Kremstal blessed with a Champagne-like terroir rich in sedimented limestone, Christoph's wines have swiftly garnered international acclaim within the natural wine movement. His Demeter-certified vineyards employ a fusion of innovative and traditional techniques to craft pure, minimally intervened Gruner Veltliner and Riesling, along with naturally fermented sparkling wines (Pet-Nat) boasting aging potential and finesse. Rosé Rurale is a distinctive blend comprising 70% Zweigelt pressed white from the 2018 vintage, combined with 20% Saint Laurent, co-fermented on the skins, and 10% Muskat Ottonel. The entire fermentation process takes place in the bottle, with six to eight months of lees aging to achieve a harmonious balance between tannins and bubbles. This results in a fresh and fruity sparkling wine featuring aromas of ripe strawberries, blood orange, and a saline minerality on the finish.

Technical Info

Brand:Christoph Hoch

Closure:Crown Seal

Organic Certification:BIOS - AT-BIO-401

Country of Origin:Austria

Serving Temperature:8-10°C

Sugar Residual:1 g/l

Winemaking Style:Minimal intervention

Harvest:Hand harvested mid to late-August

Winemaking:The base wine for this cuvée is a blend of various varieties and vintages. Its second fermentation occurs naturally, without the addition of yeasts or sugar.

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:BBQ pork sliders, Tuna tartare, Beetroot and goat cheese salad, Chicken wings, Mushroom quesadillas, Grilled eggplant.

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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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