PetNat and sparkling wine virtuoso Christoph Hoch since 2013 has been going its own way to uncompromisingly express the character and the uniqueness of its origins, Hollenburg im Kremstal, in its wines. He has studied the realities of his homeland. For his wines and sparkling wines, Christoph uses, among other things, the most traditional methods of viticulture and winemaking handed down from his ancestors. Especially his Sparkling wines and PetNat's are outstanding for us and show his philosophy and his winemaking art are terrific. The step towards biodynamic working methods and certification according to DEMETER guidelines was a logical part of his path.
All for one goal: “Wines with good longevity and uniqueness. Wines that are not just good - but wines that trigger emotions! "
The idea of Christoph Hoch reads: “To enable wines with good shelf life and uniqueness - I don't want to say create. I know that many winemakers state this as a goal, but I go my own way to achieve it as uncompromisingly as possible. I don't just want something that is "good". I prefer it when my wines trigger real enthusiasm - or even total rejection. I want emotions! And with the methods of yesteryear and the knowledge of today, I will implement it! "
With a low alcohol content (max. 12.5% vol.), The wines have structured but not astringent tannins, are crisp, lively and stimulating with a lot of pressure and tension on the palate. - We love it!
«I vinify my wines using traditional methods - in used wood, with little intervention - and my ideas. Tradition rethought.»
Photos: Christoph Hoch