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 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!
Photobombed by Jaroslav himself - 2021