Three grape varieties make up the Cuvée Auslese Tschida Angerhof. The vineyards are spread around Lake Neusiedl in sand, gravel and black earth soils, and a climate that, given the influences of the lake, favors the development of Noble Rot with the mists and fogs and long warm autumns. The grapes are handpicked in late October, and the wine is fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged for 6 months in stainless steel.
Hans Tschida is a “stay at home” winemaker, who greatly enjoys tending to his 40 hectares of vineyards, 70% of which is dedicated to white grapes for sweet wines, in the quaint winemaking town of Illmitz on the right bank of Neusiedlersee. It is a place that seems to have been created to produce great sweet wines, with foggy autumn mornings giving way to dry sunny afternoons, producing perfect conditions for the development of noble rot (botrytis cinerea). The winery believes in the philosophy that “Every grape variety, every situation, every vintage is different and requires a lot of experience and tact. All vintages enrich our cellar, our creativity and our becoming”. They produce a full range of wines, right up to the luscious delights of very sweet wines like the Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA), for which Hans Tschida is perhaps most famous. Hans Tschida embraces and has risen to the “challenge” of producing sweet wines. At the 2013 International Wine Challenge (IWC) his hard work and commitment to absolute quality was fully recognised with 19 medals and 5 trophies including Dessert Wine of the Year and Sweet Winemaker of the Year. The IWC also named him “Sweet winemaker of the year” for the 6th time in 2019.