La Blanca, Krásná Hora
Krásná Hora is a family focused winery, that was started in the 1960’s by Marek Vybíral’s grandfather. The estate is now fully converted to biodynamic farming. Located at the same latitude as Burgundy, they made a reputation for themselves with Pinot Noir. Their entry range of wines are joyful and fruit forward, and make for great introductions to natural winemaking.
Producer Krásná Hora
Viticulture & Winemaking Biodynamic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and go through short skin contact before being racked off the skins. Fermentation is using native yeasts in old barrels. The wine is bottled with little intervention and low S02.
Grapes Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Neuburger
Region Moravia, Czech Republic
Tasting Notes A white wine that has seen skin contact gives La Blanca an edge of texture and a citrusy but floral nose. Don't let the cloudiness put you off though the palate is soft and the unique herbal undertones add to its complexity.