Organic viticulture is the greatest challenge among our efforts to increase quality. It is often like walking a tightrope without a net. It demands deep knowledge, tremendous sensitivity and it requires willingness to take great risks.
Organic cultivation is more than simply the abstinence from chemicals. A prerequisite is the knowledge that the laws of nature are immutable. Recognizing these laws and living with them has been a matter of course for thousands of years. It is a constant balance act between nature and civilization. In practice this requires meticulous and exacting handcraft. A small mistake, a small omission in the course of a wine year can have disastrous consequences. Vines can only thrive in the long term in healthy soils and only then can terroir truly be expressed in the wines. The very foundation for exceptional wines is the vineyard – there is nothing essential than can be added in the cellar.
The know-how that we have acquired in organic viticulture over the last 25 years has been achieved with courage and patience and has also been financially costly. The resulting experience is in the end, reflected positively in the quality of the wines.