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Natural wines from Styria

Sustainable viticulture with organic biodynamic practices has a long tradition in Styria, led by the community "Schmecke das Leben", whose natural wines can be found in numerous wine lists worldwide.

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Silt Lieu Dit 2015

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Fine-meshed, Complex
22,00 €
29,33 €/L

Rebenhof 2018

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Juicy, Lively
16,90 €
22,53 €/L

Zweigelt Saineé SA

Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Animating
12,90 €
17,20 €/L
sale

Weißburgunder SA

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Juicy,Animating
Normal price 14,90 € Special Price 13,90 €
18,53 €/L

Sauvignon Blanc 2018

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth
23,00 €
30,67 €/L

MAISCHEVERGOREN 2017

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Complex, Oxidative
32,90 €
43,87 €/L

Sauvignon Hohenegg 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Smooth, Fine-meshed
26,90 €
35,87 €/L

Maischevergoren Morillon 2017

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Elegant, Fine-meshed
34,90 €
46,53 €/L

Koregg Blaufränkisch 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Earthy
Like an energy bursting forest floor with aromas of mushrooms, moss, root vegetables but also dried aromas.
Elegant
44,90 €
59,87 €/L

Hochegg Morillon 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fine-meshed, Complex
43,90 €
58,53 €/L

Quercus 328 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Fine-meshed, Complex
32,00 €
42,67 €/L
sale

Chardonnay vom Opok 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Fine-meshed
Normal price 19,90 € Special Price 18,50 €
24,67 €/L

Legionär Sauvignon Blanc 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Complex
43,90 €
58,53 €/L

Silt Burgunder 2020

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineralisch
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Elegant
25,00 €
33,33 €/L

Natural wine from Styria: from the beginnings to today

Since the beginning of the 2000s, natural wines have been produced in the approx. 7000 hectare wine region of Styria, which have gained great popularity in recent years, especially internationally. Winegrowers such as Werlitsch, Muster, Tauss, Strohmeier and Karl Schnabel were early advocates of sustainable viticulture and are thus natural wine pioneers in this field - first and foremost the value community "Schmecke das Leben" and Otto and Beate Knaus, who were founding members of Bio Steiermark.

Styrian natural wines are known for their aroma and juiciness, for their spiciness and their incomparable minerality. They are wines that are extremely determined by their origin, by the temperate, low-wind, high-rainfall overall climate that allows for any number of microclimates. The region is characterised by weathered volcanic rock soils, soils of solid rock such as slate and gneiss, soils on limestone, on gravel and conglomerate, on sand and sandstone and the well-known Opok.

The best-known grape varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muskateller, Welschriesling and for some years now, the potential of red grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt has also been recognised.

Grape varieties and terroir of Styrian wines

Styrian wines are known for their flavour and juiciness, their spiciness and their incomparable minerality. They are wines that are extremely determined by their origin, by the temperate, windless and rainy overall climate, which allows for all kinds of microclimates. The region is characterised by weathered volcanic rock soils, soils of solid rock such as slate and gneiss, soils on limestone, gravel and conglomerate, on sand and sandstone and the well-known Opok.

The best-known grape varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat, Welschriesling and, in recent years, the potential of red grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt has also been recognised.

Regional verwurzelt - überregional geschätzt: "Schmecke das Leben"

Franz & Christine Strohmeier und Alice & Roland Tauss waren zu Beginn des neuen Jahrtausends, als die biologisch bewirtschaftete Rebfläche in Österreich bei gerade einmal 2 bis 3 Prozent lag, Pioniere des biologischen respektive biodynamischen Weinbaus. Die Weingüter Tauss und Strohmeier gehören zu der Wertegemeinschaft »Schmecke das Leben« (neben den Weingütern Werlitsch, Muster und Tscheppe), deren Weg sie zur Erkundung eines ganzheitlichen Naturverständnisses führt.

Auf den Ideen und den Richtlinien der Biodynamie aufbauend führen die Winzer einen intensiven Dialog über neue Wege und Erkenntnisse hinsichtlich des behutsamen Umgangs mit der Natur und der nachhaltigen Weinbereitung. Als Gruppe teilen sie ihr Wissen im Umgang und nutzen Synergien. Keine Reinzuchthefen, kein oder nur ein minimaler Schwefeleinsatz, keine Schönungen–ein Qualitätsstreben, das bei Spitzenwinzer:innen schon lange vorhanden ist.

Steiermark Weine findet man auf den besten Weinkarten weltweit

Mit den Jahren hat sich die Zahl biologisch und biodynamisch arbeitender Betriebe enorm vermehrt. Neue, jüngere Betriebe sind der Ermihof von Karl Schnabel, Hartmut Aubell’s Rebenhof an der südsteirischen Weinstraße, Jasmin und Daniel Jaunegg am Eichberg, Kaariegel und Warger Hack in Kitzeck und viele andere. 

Das Weingut Tement ist eines der bekanntesten Weingüter der Steiermark und wurde bereits in den 1980er Jahren gegründet. Als der Vater von Manfred Tement in den 90ger Jahren verfrüht starb, wurden neue Maßstäbe für einen nachhaltigen Weinbau gesetzt und die ersten Erfolge ließen nicht lange auf sich warten. Heute führen die Söhne Armin und Stefan Tement das Weingut in die Moderne.