Tasting Notes: Hand-harvested Grolleau Gris grapes are direct-pressed into a 3000 liter oak vat. After the fermentation, the wine is placed in fiberglass tanks, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. No filtration, no stabilization, just pure fermented grape juice. A light golden color with slight green hues in the glass. In the nose, lightly bruised apples, white flowers and toasted hazelnuts. On the palate it is medium-bodied, with more apple aromas. It’s fresh, fun and slightly funky, with a long finish.
Tasting Notes: A few days of skin contact. Part whole bunches, part direct press. Once fermented, blended into a 500L barrel made of local oak for 2 years. Lemon, orange, honey and very elegant. Quite a juice.
Tasting Notes: Violets and roses, black- and Cranberries, amarena cherry, and herbaceous sage. Complex, medium-bodied and clean, a beautiful, elegant Czech red wine from natural wine prodigy Milan Nestarec.
Tasting Notes: This is a cloudy, aromatic white blend from Austrian wunderkind Matthias Warnung. Spontaneous fermentation, unfiltered, and minimal sulphur addition. It's fresh, but grounded by some of the grapes spending two weeks on skins. This white feels slightly reminiscent of sake, with a hint of saltiness and the usual white fruit and floral notes from the Grüner.
Tasting Notes: A Mourvèdre made in collaboration with the Domaine des Enfants Sauvages. The nose is full of black fruit aromas and spice, with a little earth and funk underneath. On the palate it is light, juicy and easy-drinking.
Tasting Notes: Passe Muraille is a collaboration between Zulu Wines and Domaine de Mena. It's a slightly funky, juicy, yet elegant red wine from the south of France, made of 100% Carignan. Great now, potentially even greater a few years down the line!
Producer: Les Maou Grape: Carignan, Aubun Color: Red Sparkling: Pet Nat Vintage: 2020 Country: France Region: Rhône Subregion: Rhône Meridional Alcohol: 13% Aging in wood: No Soil: Alluvial Added S02: No
Tasting Notes: This red pet nat is like a bubbly fruit juice: notes of blackcurrant, cherries, blackberries and raspberries mingle with violets and black pepper. On the palate it's clean and juicy, well balanced with juice and a refreshing acidity.
Tasting Notes: A light and fresh rosé from direct press Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of red fruits and white flowers, with some herbaceous notes in the background. On the palate is has a refreshing acidity and mineral notes.
Tasting Notes: From vineyards that have been overlooking Lake Bolsena for over eighty years, here is an exceptional Greghetto, dense with fruity, floral and herbaceous sensations, lots of minerality and freshness. Shot to the heart!
Tasting Notes: German Pinot Blanc that leans towards orange, but is still largely white. Mineral notes in the nose, with pears, peach and flowers. On the palate it perfectly balances between sweetness, acidity and saltiness, with a touch of umami towards the end and just enough funk to keep things interesting!
Tasting Notes: Slightly turbid, but beautifully golden yellow, this wine opens up with a blast of lemons, juicy peaches, pineapple, cider, wild herbs, white flowers and ocean breeze. On the palate it is medium bodied and quite creamy, but with a citrusy acidity and salty minerality keeping it from ever becoming dull.
Tasting Notes: Lively and spicy white wine with a mineral and saffron taste. For Leon, the vines are planted in clay-heavy soils and the grapes are usually harvested at the end of September. Direct press into 3,000L foudre for alcoholic and malolactic fermentation before racking into smaller, 440L neutral oak barrels. Jean-Baptiste concludes that this is an incredibly age-worthy white wine.
Tasting Notes: Ograde is a full bodied and artisanal orange wine, macerated in skins for 15 days, a precious nectar of Karst. The amber color with orange tints and the exuberant and rich aromas of resin, candied fruit, honey and mineral nuances accompany an enveloping and intense taste, endowed with a remarkable crispness and a pleasant aromaticity. Wine made as in the past with artisanal methods.
Tasting Notes: It smells intensely of dark cherries, underbrush, bay leaf and allspice. On the palate, it presents an intriguing grip as well as a pleasing acidity, thanks to the partially macerated raps. The body is powerful, though not as overloaded as neighboring Baden vintners. You should give the Pinot Noir Liaison some time in the decanter to give it some air and let it show its full beauty.
Tasting Notes: Fresh, vinous and of great elegance, a subtle, fine and straightforward wine that lends taste and full dignity to a grape variety that has been mistreated by the South Tyrolean territory.