Country: Czech Republic
Region: South Moravia
Producer: Petr Koráb
Grape: Karmazín aka Frankovka/Blaüfrankisch
Bottle Size: 75cl
The grapes come from Petr’s oldest vines dating back to 1934. It is tastefully intense, mineral and distinctly fruity with hints of red currant or cherry. Today, it shows more youth and energy, but in about 5-10 years it would mature beautifully into serious and deep wine.
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.