Field blend of several native Czech varieties. Wild berries, wild forest flowers, clove, cinnamon, and herbs. Crunchy tannins and high acid. Mmmhmm
2017 Frankovka, Svatovavřinecké, Modrý Portugal, Cabernet Moravia, André Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches are fermented in 400 and 800-liter wood tanks for about 10 days with only indigenous yeast. The grapes are foot stomped after fermentation completes, where it then spend 10 months in elevage in 600-liter barrels, with battonage performed during the first 5 months about 1-2 times per month.
Richard Stavek is a true visionary in the Czech Republic. He’s also one of the hardest workers I know. It is incredible how much he can accomplish in his tiny cellar (part of a UNESCO site!). His wines are pure, exciting, and contemplative. When meeting him, you would be suprised by his talent because he his incredibly humble. You’ll never be disappointed with one of his wines, they will take you on a journey.