Gryv(f) Moravské White 2018
A lovely blend of both Pinot Gris and Riesling that is smooth and dry on the palate. Matured in a new acacia barrel and in an old oak barrel. Overall very refreshing and light!
Tasting Notes: Stone fruit, citrus, and a touch of tropical fruit.
Pairing Suggestions: Appetizers, Picnic Food, Grilled Chicken
Moravia, Czech Republic
Meet Miroslav Kachyňa and Jan Kachyňa, a dynamic father-and-son winemaking duo from the picturesque Moravian village of Velké Bílovice. With a deep commitment to sustainability, they tend to their vineyards without systemic pesticides, favoring organic sprays like water glass and nettle. Their wines are lovingly aged in oak and acacia barrels, untouched by additives or clarification, resulting in pure, unadulterated expressions of their craft.
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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.