Country: Czech Republic
Producer: Petr Koráb
Grape: St Laurent, Frankovka and Zweigelt
Bottle Size: 75cl
Uncut Siller 2020 is a blend of St Laurent, Frankovka and Zweigelt. This light red is a take on the Siller style of wine seen in Hungary and Germany. Siller, which translates as “to shimmer”, is in reference to the colour and appearance of the wine. The fruit comes from Peter’s untrimmed vineyards, allowed to grow wild, hence the name Uncut Siller. A lively, vibrant red with a delicate, tannic finish. This is addictive, don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!
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.