Andreas Tscheppe

Andreas Tscheppe is making beautiful examples of natural wine in Styria, in very much the same spirit as Franz Strohmeier and Sepp Muster. These vineyard sites are gorgeously terraced and are bursting with life: butterflies, dragonflies and beetles are just a few of the creatures you will find while walking through these vines, and they are all represented on the labels of his wines. Andreas works only with white grapes, some of which are fermented with the skins to produce orange wines. All the winemaking involves  a minimum of 18 months time in barrel for the wines to integrate with oxygen well and come into their own before being bottled.

Blue Dragonfly — Back to the top

Age of Vines: 10 years

Soil: limestone/opok

Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The grapes are pressed to 300-2000 liter 2-15 year old barrels where they ferment spontaneously. The wine is racked 2-3 times and a small amount of sulfur is added during vinification to preserve freshness. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

 


Green Dragonfly — Back to the top

Age of Vines: 13 years

Soil: limestone/opok

Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The grapes are pressed to 1100 and 1800 liter 27 year old barrels where they ferment spontaneously. The wine is racked 3 times and a small amount of sulfur is added during vinification to preserve freshness. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

 


Salamander — Back to the top

Age of Vines: 6-12 years

Soil: limestone/opok

Varieties: Chardonnay

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The grapes are pressed to 300, 1800 and 2000 liter 27 new and 12 year old barrels where they ferment spontaneously. The wine is racked 3 times The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered and with zero sulfur added. 

 


Butterfly — Back to the top

Age of Vines: 19 years

Soil: limestone/opok

Varieties: Yellow Muskateller

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The grapes are pressed to 1000 liter 19 year old barrels where they ferment spontaneously. The wine is racked 3 times and a small amount of sulfur is added during vinification to preserve freshness. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

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Macerated Butterfly — Back to the top

Age of Vines: 13 years

Soil: limestone/opok

Varieties: Gold Muskateller

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested ferment in 225 and 600 liter liter 13-19 year old barrels where they ferment spontaneously, on the skins for 3 weeks, during which time pigeage is performed to extract tannin and color from the skins. The wine is racked 3 times. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered and with zero sulfur added. 

 


Stag Beetle — Back to the top

Age of Vines: 7-35 years

Soil: limestone/opok

Varieties: 60 % Sauvignon blanc, 40 % Chardonnay

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested ferment in 600 liter liter 10-19 year old barrels as whole bunches where they ferment spontaneously, on the skins for 5 weeks. The wine is racked 2 times. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered and with zero sulfur added.