STEPHANIE & EDUARD TSCHEPPE
Pushing the boundaries of natural wine in Austria, biodynamic duo Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe have been producing authentic, bold, and wines since 2007. These unique wines are presented through a 3-generation fictional family bursting with character and style. Located in the small town of Oggau, this wine-growing village is famous for its quality and its long tradition, dating back to the early Romans. In the vineyards they follow biodynamic principles and they aim to keep human interference at minimum. In the last years, they have been implementing new pruning techniques in order to help strengthen the plants and prevent diseases in the future.
Bläufrankish, Zweigelt, Gruner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Gewürtzraminer
Gravel, limestone, slate
35 to more than 60 years old
Fermentation usually takes place in used 500, 1000 and 1500-liter barrels, and the wine stays in these barrels for an elevage for about 8-12 months, with no batonnage.
Wines are bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulfur.
Each bottle features a hand-drawn portrait of a family member. The fictional family spans 3 generations, where each family member coincides with it's taste profile and characteristics.
Younger generations are planted. on gravel soils, with the wines being more lively, or having youthful characteristics. Whereas, the older generations are from vines planted on limestone and slate soils above the village, giving the wines a more mature and 'grown-up' personality.