Christian Zündel studied Natural Sciences at ETH and was awarded a pedology degree.
His grandmother was from Ticino, so he always felt the connection with this land. The Zündels live in Beride, in Malcantone: a world apart, even from us locals.
Christian vinified the first Merlot in 1986 and since 2003 he converted to biodynamics.
Minimal intervention, a year and a half in old barriques. The wine has to be the purest expression of the land. And of Time. As the old adagio goes: "You have to be early in the vineyard and late in the cellar".
“Terraferma” is an elegant Merlot, albeit a bit atypical. The production is really tiny, 2'000 bottles a year. Very fruity bouquet, medium weight and silky.
Christian is an artisan, a winemaker that loves the outdoors. He spends most of the available time in the vineyards, as he believes that the points are set there.
To In Vino Sitis, Zündel is the reference for Ticino.