A well-structured Serbian white wine with stone fruit with a nice minerality, subtle floral notes, and a lively acidic finish.
Tasting Notes: Peaches, apples, pears, and rose petals.
Pairing Suggestions: Chicken Adobo, Pasta Dishes, Smoked Salmon
Fruška Gora, Serbia
In winemaking styles, Djordje also had a long-established love for natural wines through his exposure of the natural wines of Oszkar Maurer. After a serendipitous placement next to Oszkar at a Serbian wine fair in 2013, they shared many ideas, and since then Maurer has been the consulting winemaker for Bikicki, helping Djordje to make minimal intervention wines exclusively fermented with native yeasts, and with only minimal amounts of sulfur additions prior to bottling. Macerations are short, orange wines 3-12 days, and in reds, 7-20 days. They focus on expression the pure Serbian fruit, that is delivered from the natural terroir of Fruška Gora. Djordje’s philosophy is of balance and elegance though for character, clarity and terroir – he emphasizes that they do not wish to make wines with heavy bret or VA, but balanced and clean natural wines. - Vinum USA
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About Natural Wine
Great question! There are a lot of definitions for natural wine with the main term you'll hear being that it has had minimal intervention. To be more specific, our definition is that the wine must first be sustainably farmed, which typically means it was organically or biodynamically farmed.
Then, in the cellar the natural winemaking process has some differences as well! The wine is typically unfined, unfiltered, and goes through spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. If you want to know more about what natural wine is, we have an entire guide under our reference section!
The short answer is that natural wine can taste like any other kind of conventional wine (we like to call these stealth natural wines) or it can taste quite a bit different, as production methods can vary and potentially be lighter, or in a style you've never had before (like orange, pet-nat or amphora).
The natural wine community is also more accepting of some qualities in wines that conventional would consider a flaw, like Brett, some oxidation, or volatile acidity. We would consider these in high amounts to also be a flaw, but in many cases a touch of these qualities can ultimately improve their flavor and texture and be happily accepted in a natural wine.
To find out more about what natural wine tastes like, check out our full blog and podcast on the topic here.
The short answer is, no! But many are. Glou-glou describes winesthat are easily chuggable, impossible to put the glass down, and seductively delicious! They tend to be young and fresh, designed to be drunk early with an average ABV of around 10%. Check out different styles or glou glou natural wine here on our site.