Strohmeier TLZ Indigo Red Wine NV


Strohmeier TLZ Indigo Red Wine NV is made from Blauer Wildbacher vines. The grapes originate from the Lestein vineyard, situated on a steep slope with gneiss and loamy topsoil enriched with iron. Hand-harvested grapes undergo a four-week maceration period on the skins, with spontaneous primary fermentation. Following fermentation, the wine is softly pressed and aged for 24 months in used wooden barrels of 500 liters and smaller. This wine is unfined, unfiltered, and contains no added sulfur, aiming to preserve the natural characteristics of the grape.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Dry
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, NV
Alcohol:, 12.5%
Country:, Austria
Region:, Styria
Appellation:, Steirerland
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Grilled meat.


Producer profile


Franz Strohmeier operates as a natural winemaker in Steiermark, part of Styria, Austria, often referred to as the "Green Heart" of Austria. He manages 8 hectares of vineyards, continuously exploring more natural viticulture methods. Notably, he recently began using whey to treat his vines instead of copper sulfate. Some of his vines are left unpruned, yielding intensely flavored, small grapes. Franz does not align with certified biodynamic organizations, yet his practices are reminiscent of biodynamic methods. He opts not to treat vines affected by disease, favoring natural selection to enhance overall vineyard health through increased biodiversity. His portfolio includes unique sparkling wines known for their finesse and the "Trauben, Liebe & Zeit" line—wines made without sulfur, utilizing only grapes, time, and care in their production.

Wine region

Styria, Austria

Styria, known as Steiermark, is located in southeastern Austria. It is one of Austria's four main wine regions. Due to its lush landscapes and extensive forests, the area is often referred to as the "Green Heart" of Austria. Styria is divided into three subregions: Südsteiermark, Weststeiermark, and Südoststeiermark.

Südsteiermark is famous for its aromatic white wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, which thrives in the region's hilly terrain and cool climate. Weststeiermark is known for the Schilcher, a rosé made from the indigenous Blauer Wildbacher grape. Südoststeiermark, on the other hand, produces a variety of red and white wine styles from a mix of local and international grape varieties.

The climate in Styria is predominantly continental, with Mediterranean influences, providing ideal conditions for viticulture. The soils vary across the region but are primarily composed of volcanic and sedimentary rock, contributing to the distinctive mineral profile found in Styrian wines.

Viticulture in Styria is characterized by small-scale producers with a focus on quality and sustainability. Many vineyards are steep and require hand harvesting, which is prevalent across the region. Styria also has a growing number of winemakers practicing organic and biodynamic viticulture, reflecting a regional commitment to natural wine-making methods.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.