Biodynamically hand farming 18ha of Austrian vines an hour northeast of Vienna is a jubilant young man named Johannes Zillinger. As a 3rd generation vigneron, Johannes Zillinger inherited his cellars from his Father in 2013, though their winery reaches back 350 years. Johannes has lived in the organic mindset since he was born, his father being an early adopter of organic wine farming. On succeeding his Father, Johannes immediately converted to biodynamics, continuing in his Father’s footsteps to advance toward an agriculture of balance. His vineyards swarm with life, striving toward an ecological harmony with the environment at large.
Zillinger’s winemaking is unique from the style the DAC is associated with, making extensive use of Qvevri (Qvevri wine-making is practised throughout Georgia, particularly in village communities where unique varieties of grapes are grown. The Qvevri is an egg-shaped earthenware vessel used for making, ageing and storing the wine.), skin contact whites, spontaneous ferments with native yeast, foot treading his grapes, and lots of bâtonnage, all while using minimal sulphur and bottling his wines unfiltered.
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These wines were almost without interventions in the cellar, are natural and expressive. 3 wines [and some other rare projects like Rosé SL & Muskateller]: Fumé blanc, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. Physiological high-ripe grapes from their own selection of old Sauvignon blanc vines specially selected, intercellular short time fermented in amphoras and stored for 16 month on the lees without interventions. In these wines are all crazy ideas of the last years.
Yellow fruits and flowers, mineralic, komplex and multi facetted, unique style the longer viewed, the more details | or (Claude Monet "Waterloo Bridge)