Christina Rose Carnuntum, Austria 2021

Christina Rose Carnuntum, Austria 2021

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Style:  Rose 

Vintage: 2021

ABV: 12.5% 

Region: Carnuntum

Country:  Austria 

Varietals:  Zweigelt

Pairing Ideas: A true MVP this wine can do it all.  We've played around with it in our kitchen with wild caught king salmon, pan seared.  Another solid pairing idea I could eat everyday is Hainanese chicken and rice is also superb with rose of zweigelt.

Fun Facts: Christina Netzl began her path towards natural winemaking as a young girl of 5 years old, working on her family’s farm and vineyard with her parents and grandparents. Her parents later focused the family business solely on grape growing and winemaking, building the winery up to the 28 hectares they operate today in the Carnuntum winemaking region, located just east of Vienna and north of the Neusidler see. Christina studied oenology and wine management in London, getting to know wine styles from all over the world. In 2007, she returned to the winery to work with her parents, and after having two children became passionate about organic viticulture. They began the process of converting everything to organics in 2013 starting with soil treatments and elimination of herbicides, followed by eliminating pesticides and 100% organic vineyard management and then finally organic production in the winery. In 2018 they began the official process of certifying organically. Over the last 10 years working at the winery, Christina has fallen in love with ancient winemaking practices and thus has now launched this natural line of wines we are proud to represent. 

Climate: The Pannonian climate with the cool winds of the River Danube brings a very ripe, but also fresh cherry-fruit to the Zweigelt grapes resulting in wines with aromatic fruit, smooth tannins and no shortage of elegance.

Soil: red gravel & loess (Holzweg vineyard).

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and direct pressed to stainless steel tanks, with just a few hours contact with the skins to provide color. Fermentation takes place under temperature control and lasts about two weeks. The wine rests for another two weeks and then is racked once, then rests on the lees for another 6 weeks. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.