Muller Thurgau, Jakub Novák
Jakub has studied winemaking under highly respected winemaker and teacher Jaroslav Osicka at the local winemaking college and then worked as cellar hand at Dobrá Vinice. He slowly build up his winery up and now tends to just over 1 hectar of vineyards on very mineral soils around village of Tasovice near Znojmo. He’s also buying a small amount of grapes from other organic growers that he works very closely with to ensure quality. In the short period of time he’s grown into one of the true cult winemakers of the natural wine in Moravia and already has a loyal following. With really small quantities and huge demand in the US and EU, his wines sell out fast and are highly prized. Jakub’s wine are fermented in wood an he is using combination of oak and acacia barrel for elevate which usually takes 1 year.
Producer Jakub Novák
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. Grapes are hand harvested and fermented using native yeasts. The wine then spends 8 months ageing in acacia barrel prior to being bottled with low interventions.
Grapes Muller Thurgau, Riesling
Region Moravia, Czech Republic
Tasting Notes Slightly exotic nose, with cured lemon, fresh herbs, lots of character and a velvety, round texture. The palate has lovely minerality, a broad palate and an outstanding finish.