Even among a special line-up of wines the odd one always sticks out in one's memory. For me it was this one. Truly distinct and brilliant. Maybe also because it's name is my Dads nickname! BB.
It's a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. BB = "Bílovice Burgundy" (Bílovice is the village) after the combination of the 3 great Burgandian varieties. It spent 3 years in barrel - giving it a creamy body supported by fresh wild strawberries and a citrus layer adding freshness and delivering the hallmark Jaroslav Osička balance.
Jaroslav Osička is one of the pioneers of natural wine-making in Czechia and actually taught/influenced the craft when he taught at the local wine college. He has been farming organically since the early 80's, quite early for any winery, anywhere. I love the sincerity of each of his wines. They carry a balance that is so tight, so delicately nurtured. These may not be "sexy" or "cool" wines, but they are fucking incredible wines. And it's not just me saying this, his wines are in demand globally. You can find his wines on some of the finest restaurants and wine bars from Japan to North America and also now, in... Lithuania!