Christoph Hoch Kalkreich Brut Nature NV

Type: Sparkling Wine
Country: Austria
Region: Kremstal
Grape Variety: Pinot Blanc, Riesling
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Pannionian climate mixes with the winds from the Atlantic, a perfect combination for cultivating Grüner Veltliner and Riesling
Terroir: Vineyards near the river are generally clayey with a limestone mix
Winemaking: Fermentation in used barrels for a year without additives. The second fermentation is a three year process without any yeasts or sugar.

Color: Cloudy, dry white
Nose: Aroma of a chalky yeasty scent with racy citrus fruit, plus spicy and tobacco notes
Palate: Dry and savoury with a refreshing acidity and creaminess on the palate

About the Winery:
The genealogy of the Hoch family can be traced back to the year 1640: the wine labels depict the original coat of arms. The Hoch family has resided in Hollenburg on the Danube River ever since.

Christoph Hoch took responsibility for the winery in 2013 and is supported by his family. He has chosen a new and uncompromising path in which he seeks to express the uniqueness of the Hollenburg community. He has studied the terroir of his habitat systematically and compared them to other wine-growing regions, in particular, the unique geological formation “Hollenburger conglomerate”.

It is his aim to create exceptional Grüner Veltliner and Riesling with the unique stamp of Hollenburg. To achieve this he employs the traditional methods of his ancestors in winegrowing and winemaking and is converting to biodynamic cultivation. His stated goal is, “to produce inimitable wines with good ageing potential; wines that aren’t just ‘good’, but rather wines that inspire emotion!“