A truly unique little wonder. Sits for me in character, if not technically so, in a beautiful little spot between a rose and an orange wine. Made from a blend of Pinot Gris & Pinot Noir it has such a wonderfully distinct character.
Pomegranate sorbet, turkish delight, lavender fields, sun-dried apricots - join me down the rabbit hole.
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 crafted. I actually planned to carry quite a few of his wines, but no surprise, they were sold out before I got the chance. We will definitely be getting more as soon as we can. Because they're just frickin amazing. These may not be "sexy" or "cool" wines, but they are fucking incredible wines.
Photobombed by Jaroslav himself - 2021