Sämling Trockenbeerenauslese, Tschida

Type: Sweet Wine
Style: Sweet Wine
Vintage: 2017
Grape Variety: Samling
ABV: 9.0%
Bottle Size: 37.5cl
Pairing Notes
Wine Notes
Now - 15 Yrs +
Flavours Dried Fruits, Honeysuckle, Marmelade
About the wine

The Sämling Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA for short) is a serious and complex mouthful, and we’re not just talking about the pronunciation. This is the pinnacle of the sweet wine classification and the pinnacle of the dessert wines that we have on offer. It is a magical glass of wine for which descriptors struggle to capture its charm. Notes of orange oil, rosewater, honeyed lemon, apricot juice and almond greet you on the nose. Its one of those noses that you can keep coming back to and smell something different everytime. Once you do eventually taste you’ll be wowed by the absolute completeness of the wine. There is bitter orange at first, but this opens into lychee, mango, coconut, mushroom and fresh vanilla. It’s round and warming and so deliciously sweet but, as with all of Hans Tschida’s dessert wines, it’s so incredibly fresh. It’s the balance, brought by the acidity on the finish that makes this dessert wine world class. Power and elegance battling for first place and thankfully they finish hand in hand.

Sämling TBA is an incredibly rare wine that the Tschida winery is only able to produce in years when the weather permits. 2017 was one of thos such years, when the fog rolled in over a warm autumn allowing botrytis cinerea to take hold on the grapes. If the wet weather holds out and doesn’t damage the native Sämling grapes, Tschida is able to ferment and produce this stop you in your tracks bottle that is loved by sommeliers across the world.

About the wine

Weingut Angerhof Tschida, based on the shores of the mysterious Lake Neusidl in eastern Austria are true experts in sweet winemaking. They are recognised by many as Austria’s best and can be found on many of the best wine lists in the world. The consistenly make balanced, accomplished and simply scrumptious sweet wines and, because they’re Austrian and not French (no offence France), they’re very affordable!