In 2009 the first TLZ-wines (“Trauben, Liebe und Zeit” = “Grapes, Love and Time“) were ready on the basis of 2007 vintage. The grapes for these wines are plucked only when being fully ripe and grow in vineyards near Stainz. These wines are produced free of any additives (including no sulphur). The name already characterises all “ingredients” necessary for the wine production. TLZ-wines are 12 to 48 months in wooden barrels and bottled without filtering. Strohmeier Rosé (Sparkline-Schilchwine) in traditional bottle fermentation is also made without sulphur.
The “symbiosis” in the vineyard: Symbiosis (Greek: sym=together/bios=life) for us means to encourage organisms best, from the smallest protozoan to the highly-developed plants and animals. It is real pleasure to experience this vivacity in the vineyards. It is finally also reflected in the wine itself, as it ripens in the cellar without influence.
The primary principle for all parts – from the vineyard to the drinking experience itself – is: “let all develop on its own” and thus rely on “how it really is”. This positive attitude is the key for all future-oriented developments in accordance with nature and creativeness. It is the quality of growth in the vineyard, which forms these wines.
Our motivating principle, from the vineyard to the glass, is “let everything develop on its own”. We became organic in 2003 and encourage life in all its forms, from the smallest protozoan to highly-developed plants and animals, in order to find balance. Nothing is added or removed in the cellar.
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