Liliac, the taste of Transylvania
Alongside hand-selected Romanian grapes, every bottle of Liliac also contains a great amount of Austrian expertise. Under the direction of Rudolf Krizan, who studies for years the various facets of wine production, the vineyard and wine cellar are professionalized in every detail. A wine-lovers’ joint venture, impressively underlining Liliac’s high quality standards.
Transylvania has always been a fertile soil for living legends. Contrary to all myths, this region means, first of all, exceptional wines. From grapes which draw into themselves the unique terroir of this region and deliver the raw material from which Liliac produces internationally renowned top wines.
In today’s Transylvania, Liliac brings back to life a wine-making tradition that is centuries old. The original landscape and modern wine-making technology work here in a fascinating symbiosis second to none. It is here that autochthonous wines are produced, exciting in their finesse and complexity. Whether white, red, rosé or irresistibly sweet – whenever Liliac adorns the neck of a bottle, an inspiring drinking experience is close to hand
The wine-producing area of Lechinta may seem to travelers a forgotten patch of earth. To someone involved in wine-production, the region reveals itself as almost made to bring forth great wines. Batoş is Liliac’s home. Gently rounded contours which remind of Tuscany’s rolling hills and numerous streams meander through the broad green highlands. Sheltered here by the curve of the Carpathians, mineral-rich earth and a moderate continental climate contribute to the ripening of the very finest grapes.
Commitment, attention to details and an affinity to the sacred, the terroir and the climate form together the foundations of every quality wine. The vineyard benefits from all of these. Today, of course, anyone wanting to turn grape juice into top wine needs much more: uncompromising quality control, cutting-edge cellar technology and a a lot of creativity to scoop the full potential of each wine. With this in mind, the revival of wine-making in this ancient region should contribute to the optimal usage and maintenance of valuable resources.
“Liliac” (bat in Romanian) is not merely a namesake, but also an active partner in pest-fighting. The Transylvanian bats also find favorable nesting conditions in the numerous fortified churches in the surroundings. And, with a bit of luck, they can be seen on their hunting flights around the church towers, as soon as the sun sets.