Christoph Hoch Riesling Hollenburger NV

Type: White
Country: Austria
Region: Kremstal
Grape Variety: 100% 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: Christoph Hoch plays by his own rules. This is Riesling from a number of microplots in Hollenburger
Winemaking: The Rieslings from each plot are fermented and aged separately in barrel, then blended from different vintages

Color: Pale yellow
Nose: Aromas of kumquat, lemongrass and wet stone
Palate: A Riesling, pure and intense. Lean, straightforward, racy acidity. Initially, the wine is austere on the palate but gradually evolves into a tangy citrus aroma, with fresh, vibrant fruit

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!“