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Zillinger Herbert

The estate is located in the municipality Ebenthal in the south of the Lower Austrian wine region Weinviertel, Since 2003, the company has been run by Herbert Zillinger in the third generation of the family, supported by his wife Carmen. The vineyards cover 15 hectares of vineyards on consistently loess soils in the vineyards In Haiden, Steinberg, Vogelsang and Weintal. They are 85% with the white wine varieties Green Valtellina (with 70% of the total area), Sauvignon Blanc. Traminer and Riesling, as well as 15% with the red wine variety Zweigelt planted. It gets certified Biodynamic viticulture according to the rules of the association respectful-BIODYN practiced. These include one fertilization With composted Horse manure and rape for the purpose of humus and revival of the soil. On artificial irrigation is deliberately avoided to force the vines to deep rooting and thereby in the wines terroir clear. Selective hand-picked only physiologically mature and healthy grapes for processing.

The vinification follows the operating motto: Wines with USP (unique selling point) - purist, uncompromising, ancestry aware and modern in the sense of "back to the roots". The fermentation becomes complete spontaneous with vineyard's own yeasts carried out. Additives are dispensed with in principle. Depending on the type of wine, the expansion takes place in the stainless steel tank or im big wooden barrel, The flagship of the house is built in large oak barrels Grüner Veltliner Radikal, other premium wines are the vineyard Veltliner Ried Vogelsang and Ried Weintal. All bottles are with screw cap with as low as possible sulfurization bottled.

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