A wonderfully balanced, middle-of-the-skin-maceration road orange from a superb winemaker. Classy man, classy AF skin-contact wine.
Made from Gewurztraminer. Aromatic florals and peels, wrapping a taught body of grapefruit and lime. Lingering finish has you licking your lips and reaching for the glass again and again.
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