Varietal Grape Juice
Flein – varietal grape juice of the highest quality
Flein is an elegant aperitif or food companion, a special alc-free alternative to a glass of wine.
The grapes for Flein are grown in steep-sloped vineyards and are cultivated and harvested by hand, especially for the production of our juices. Gently pressed à la méthode champenoise and pasteurised using the latest technology, Flein enables variety-typical aromas.
Flein comes with a surprising freshness, elegance, and lively acidity. This varietal grape juice stands for utmost drinking pleasure.
To be enjoyed pure and chilled in a big wine glass!
Our goal is to preserve the flavours of the berries in the juice
We cultivate our vines based on organic principles, do without plant protection from floraison onwards, and believe in reducing yield. Choosing the right vineyard plot and harvest time is important when it comes to preserving both freshness and a lively acidity in the juice.
All we do on the vine itself is done by hand – from pruning down to harvest. This requires up to nine contacts per vintage and vine. Handwork is simply a must in the steep-sloped vineyards, and a true quality booster.
Grapes pressed with the same method as for Champagne: a low press yield of 55 per cent matches that of Champagne. Thus, any bitter substances or unripe nuances are left behind. Only the best part of the berries is used to ennoble Flein, without any compromise.
To preserve the varietal-typical aromas, we rely on a new pasteurisation process using lower temperatures. The grape juice is bottled cold, briefly heated and quickly cooled down.
A natural product
Flein is nature in its purest form – no artificial flavours are added. Pasteurisation is the natural way to ensure a decent shelf-life. As heat usually kills aromas, we found a particularly gentle solution.
Food companion & aperitif
The lean, elegant grape juice with its beautiful acidity guarantees joyful moments. The nose, taste, and aftertaste of this alc-free experience can be wonderfully celebrated in a social atmosphere.
To be enjoyed pure & chilled
Chilled and served in a wine glass, Flein displays its aromas in their purest form. Discerning the varietal aromas in the juice is a true taste experience.
A glass of Flein …
No artificial additives
A small but beautiful brothers and sister project
Veronika is the initiator of this brothers and sister project. She is part of the Gross Family who has been cultivating wine in Südsteiermark and Štajerska Slovenija over generations.
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Martina und Johannes
The Gross Family has been in the winemaking business since 1907. Today Martina and Johannes are responsible for cultivating the vines in the steep sites of Südsteiermark.
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The whole story?
On the lookout for an alc-free alternative to the much-loved glass of wine I kept asking myself: why can grape juice not taste like the variety it consists of?
From my early childhood days, my parents walked through the vineyards with me, explaining the taste of the berries and their varietal aromas in a playful way. Can this taste be preserved in a grape juice?
Is it possible to produce a varietal grape-juice with the same appreciation as for wine and to present and/or celebrate the unfermented juice in the same way?
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Where can I buy Flein?
... and at numerous retailers, restaurants and shops in Austria, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Switzerland and Slovenia. More details on request.