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WEINVIERTEL. Austria.

CHRISTINA's Sparkling Wine. delightful, impressive and different.


 
 
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Meet me & my bubbles!

MEET ME & TASTE MY BUBBLES!

18. bis 20. März, PROWEIN Düsseldorf with Ingrid Groiss, Halle 17, D06 - date?

29. März, VIENNA SPARKLING SHOW, Vienna Mariott Hotels, get your tickets!

5. April, Salzburger Sektfrühling, Haus für Mozart, Salzburg City - get your tickets!

5. bis 8. April, WINZER WEDEL CUP, Kristallhütte Zillertal - more information

27. April, Wine & Dine at Schlosskeller Bockfließ with Andreas Gaunersdorfer - reservations via info@schlosskeller.at

28. & 29. April: Kamptaler Weinfrühling, guest winemaker at PETER UND DER WOLF - wine&dine inklusive! reserve a place?

5. & 6. Mai: Tour du Vin, guest winemaker at WEINGUT STADT KREMS - best wines from kremstal and bubbles from weinviertel!


 
 
 
 

My background

The grapes used for the sparkling wines grow on fertile and chalky soils. The continental climate in the Weinviertel with hot days and cold nights is ideal for different parameters the basewine has to fulfill. After producing the base wine, traditional methods with a second fermentation in the bottle is used to produce sparkling wine.  This is a perfect background for producing sparkling wine.

NEw ideas

Since I was a child I was fascinated by my fathers profession to produce sparkling wine. I always joined him to to vineyards and the cellar but I have always had one big desire: to produce sparkling wines as I imagine it to taste and to give this sparkling fascination my own signature.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHRISTINA HUGL

Let me introduce you to my four sparkling wines!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blanc de Blancs 2014

Impressive, aromatic, agile
Austrian Sekt g.U. Reserve Niederösterreich
91 points Falstaff Wineguide 2018/19

The Blanc de Blancs shows a bright golden color and very agile bubbles, which seem to dance in the glas. Golden Delicious apples meet freshly mowed herbs joined by delicate yeasty hints and honey. On the palate you can still taste the ripe Golden Delicious apples combined with a fresh and elegant acidity and again the very agile bubbles are dancing on your tongue. This Blanc de Blancs has a long finish with a nice toasty aroma and a tiny saltiness.

Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner and Welschriesling

These grapes grewn on chalky soils with a thing layer of loam and gravel on single vineyards called Spitzen and Pampich.

extra brut, 2g/l residual sugars, 7g/l acidity

Perfectly paired with a nice summer BBQ, in general very delicate for food pairing for veal or venison (secret tip: veal goulash!)

Harvested in October 2014 in small boxes, basewine fermented in stainless steel tanks

Ideal drinking temperature: 6° in a white wine glass (rather big glas, no flutes)

Minimum 24 months aged on the yeast, remuage done by hand

Drinkable from 5 up tp 7 years, keep cool and dark

 

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Zweigelt Rosé 2012

Pink, vigorous but straight to the point
Austrian Sekt g.U. Reserve Niederösterreich
89 points Falstaff Wineguide 2018/19

A pink blush escorted by a delicate yeasty fragrance followed by nuances of white raspberries and fresh strawberries. On the palate an extremely creamy and tempting mousseux joins the berry-like flavors just like the continuing yeasty aroma. This rosé might be really fruity, elegant and full of flair but yet it is one of a kind. As said, it is straight to the point with a long, pleasant finish. 

Grape variety: Zweigelt

Mostly chalk but also gentle layers of loam and loess cover the single vineyard called Pampich, where these Zweigeltgrapes grow on.

brut, 5g/l residual sugars, 6,5g/l acidity

This rosé is very nice as aperitif but it also is a perfect partner for (smoked) fish, white meat and fried dishes just like the most classic dish in Austria, Wiener Schnitzel.

Harvested in October 2012 in small boxes, basewine fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Ideal drinking temperature: 6° C in a white wine glas (rather big glas, no flutes)

30 months aged on the yeast, remuage done by hand

Drinkable from 5 up tp 10 years, keep cool and dark

 

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TraminER x Welschriesling 2015

Juvenescent, delicate, totally floral
Austrian Sekt g.U. Klassik Niederösterreich
90 points Falstaff Wineguide 2018/19

The color is shiny golden and yellow. The aroma makes you feel like it is spring outside: Lilac and hints of freshly grown herbs make themselves comfortable in the nose. A decent piquancy reminding of fresh green pepper enfolds the more you inhale the smell. Peach and nectarine flavors show a perfect team work on the palate. The acidity, juvenescent but still noble, joins very tiny bubbles to a pleasurable finish. 

Grape Varieties: Red Traminer and Welschriesling

On sunny rolling hills these grapes grow to the perfect level of ripeness. High contents of clay and limestone give a great aroma and a vivid freshness.

extra brut, 2g/l residual sugars, 6g/l acidity

Because of the floral hints, this sparkling wine is a delicate aperitif but it is also a loyal partner for desserts such as sorbet or cheesecake.

Harvested in October 2015, basewine fermented in stainless steel tanks

Ideal drinking temperature: 6° C in a white wine glas (rather big, no flutes)

Minimum 12 months aged on the yeast, remuage done by hand

Drinkable up to 5 years, keep cool and dark

 

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GRÜNER VELTLINER Pet-Nat 2017

extremely fruity, extremely different, for pet-nat explorers
90 points Falstaff Wineguide 2018/19

Pet-Nat is the shortcut for pétillant naturel which was the most ancient sparkling wine known of. Many decades ago winemakers found out by accident that the wine they filled in the bottles had made a second fermentation. The bubbles that had developed during this second fermentation were not much appreciated so the winemakers mostly threw those "bad" bottles aways. 

This Pet-Nat has an utterly fruity and herbal perfume combined with hints of green apple and white pepper. On the palate it is very well balanced  between acidity and the very agile mousseux. The slightly austere but fresh taste join you to a long finish - and make you want more! ;)

Grape variety: Grüner Veltliner 

These grapes grew on the single vineyard Leben in Walterskirchen near Poysdorf.

This pet-nat goes well with many dishes, but I think it is a great partner for BBQ's, smoked fish, cheese or boiled meat like Tafelspitz.

Harvested in september 2017, basewine fermented in stainless steel tanks

Ideal drinking temperature: 5° C in a white wine glas (no flutes)         

Drinkable for max. 2 years, keep cool and dark

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ROSA Pet-Nat 2017

berry-like, very special, ROSA!
91 points Falstaff Wineguide 2018/19

Yes, pink is the most classic girls-colour but yet this Pet-Nat is not only for girls but also for lads ;) Since I drink wine I've always loved Pinot Noir - in any kind of way. Red wine, rosé or as Blanc de Noirs. Of course I needed to get Pinot Noir to my Pet-Nat-collection - and there we are! If you take a sip of the odor it will take you to a fresh strawberryfield sorrounded by cherrytrees. Combine this with a hint of yoghurt - it is simply delicious. On the palate you'll experience a small taste-explosion: herbal hints, juvenile acidity and a pleasurable, fresh finish make you grave more than just one glas!

Grape variety: Pinot Noir 

These grapes grew on the single vineyard Galgenberg in St. Ulrich.

Rosa Pet-nat is great for grilled fish, vegetarian dishes or oriental and spicy ingredients.

Harvested in september 2017, basewine fermented in stainless steel tanks

Ideal drinking temperature: 5° C in a white wine glas (no flutes)         

Drinkable for max. 2 years, keep cool and dark

 

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