Country: Czech Republic

Region: Moravia

Type: White

Producer: Petr Koráb

Grape: Welschriesling

Bottle Size: 75cl

Vintage: 2019

Alcohol: 13.5%

Petr has included 25% of bunches with some Botrytis (noble rot) on it. Welschriesling, or known locally as Ryzlink Vlassky, is one of the oldest varieties around, unrelated to the Rhine Riesling, and that has found home in Czech Republic and Slovakia since ancient times.

The grape is susceptible to noble rot and, at the same time, has the ability to show really good freshness, herbal, white spice notes. This one is bone dry on finish.

Organic, Biodynamic, Unfiltered, Unfined, Vegan, Low Sulfur

When it comes to this region few names draw the plaudits as much as Petr Korab. His wines are often super smashable but even though they have a fun element to them, the wines give you a taste of something deeper, all aligned in perfect harmony. Petr’s main focus has been on old vineyards since the beginning – preservation of vineyards became his main objective. Petr’s intention is to preserve old vineyards as a significant landscaping element of a Moravian village, and, first of all, to make authentic Moravian wines from grapes harvested in these vineyards. Petr doesn’t only grow grapes and makes wine, but an important part of his holistic approach is to rear sheep, goats and bees to create balanced farming.

“Wine’s natural expression is taken over in today’s “modern” winemaking by technology. Often many additives are used to create the most likeable wines. It would be sin to rape the very blood (juice) of these old vineyards. For this reason, our wines are fermented spontaneously without addition of cultured yeast. We don’t use enzymes or tannins, because it’s only this way that the wine can retain the soul of the place and it’s terroir. We want to make wine in the most natural way that’s why we only work with grapes natural sugars and acidity without adding beet sugar or other acids,” explains Petr.

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