Andreas Tscheppe puts a strong focus on biodiversity
Andreas Tscheppe is a biodynamic producer in the Styrian region of Austria. As part of the “Schmecke das Leben” group of producers, focus is on fully expressing the wines through careful cultivation of the land, its wildlife, and as a result the vines. Situated near the Slovenian border, the vineyard is characterized by steep terraces up to 500 meters high, and is bursting with life - from herbs and grasses to insects. Attention to the impressive biodiversity there has even led to Tscheppe naming his wines after some of the creatures and featuring them on the labels.
Minimal intervention, maximum expression
Tscheppe works primarily with whites (with the exception of a Pinot Noir rosé) - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Gelber Muscateller. Some are occasionally fermented with the skins to produce orange wines. The wines really set the pace when it comes to maturing before being released - Andreas and his wife Elisabeth only “accompany” their development in the cellar, with minimal intervention. All spend at least 18 months in the barrel before being bottled, resulting in intense, rounded, lively wines with flavours of mineral, spice, and dense fruit. Tscheppe wines are very refined, ageable and precise. You can find them on the winelists of the world best restaurants, and with just a small production, demand is always high and they always sell out super fast…
Andreas Tscheppe wine: from Blaue Libelle to Salamander
Andreas Tscheppe wines are in hot demand the world over, which due to limited supply and production makes them sell out VERY fast whenever they are released on shops, and you're more likely to see these wines like Blaue Libelle and Salamander on exclusive restaurants winelists, or in collectors cellars. Expressive and evolving in the glass like no other Austrian wine we have personally experienced, these wines really are truly special and feel incredibly alive. The vineyards are meant to be a biodynamic dreamland, with insects, butterflies and plant life all around. As for the winemaking, well, if you get the chance to try the you'll realise just how precise these wines are and exactly why they are in such demand.