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Lestoa 2007


A Wine That

shows the humble beginnings of the Strohmeier's journey making zero intervention wines - it's a remarkable hallmark for what they stand for - made from the hyper local Blauer Wildbacher grape, from their vineyard in Lestein, next to their house. For those saying Rosé wine is not worthy of aging, think again.

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  • Winemaker: Strohmeier
Lestoa - 2007















Blauer Wildbacher

Where and How?

This is the ancient indigenous variety, Blauer Wildbacher, planted on classic Styrian Opok soils, known for its chalk and marl and rich in minerals. Grass and herbs grow alongside the vines, creating a real little oasis of green. The grapes, which are known for their strawberry-esque flavour, are hand picked and destemmed. The juice is kept in contact with the skins for between eight and ten hours, before being transferred to a 600 litre wooden barrel. After six months, the wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered and without sulfites.

The Winemaker

Franz and Christine Strohmeier say it takes a special place to make a special wine. Their part of Styria gives them a pot of metaphorical luck. In the old days, it was cold and difficult to grow grapes organically here, but these days more sunlight provides optimal growing conditions. The Adriatic influence meets the cold mountain air, meaning any humidity from the high rainfall is dispersed. All of these special qualities give Franz and Christine the perfect, healthy grape material to turn artistically into wine. It is their belief and trust in nature’s rhythms that have led them to create some of the most compelling naturally-made wines. These are bottles to lose yourself in.

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