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|New establishment of wild insect colonies|
The use of insecticides and herbicides has strongly decimated the population of wild bees resulting in poor harvests due to a lack of pollination of cultivated plants. This, together with the desire to bring back the idyll of nature we still remember from the days of our childhood, has inspired us to establish “hotels” for wild insects in our vineyards and orchards. Thanks to a special combination of pollen-rich plant types and the establishment of species-appropriate living conditions, the insect population is already thriving and will be available as early as next spring for a complete pollination of the area’s total plant cultures.
“Konkret” stands for a new method of vinification in 9 hl concrete “eggs” (egg-shaped vessels) and has many positive attributes. A multitude of extremely fine pores allows a controlled supply of oxygen to the wine. The pure and straight-forward style of the wine
“incubated” in the egg for 12 months which lead to particular emphasis of solid unadulterated varietal character one could also call “concrete”. We are currently looking for sponsors of each of our concrete eggs. Why not become an ambassador of this unique vinification method?
We begin as early as October and November to prepare for the following vintage. An infusion of horsetail is sprinkled on our soils, particularly those of our orchards and vineyards. In this way we force fungi to retreat to where they originally belong: in and on the soil. It remains important however to grant fungi a space of their own. They are free to retreat to and thrive in the soils of border zones and those of unplanted sites left to rest and recover. The result is a symbiotic coexistence.