Richard Stávek, Medovy Muskatek
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Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Richard Stávek, Medovy Muskatek - 2020

Item # 38814 750mL
$39.96/ Single Bottle
$479.52 $431.57/ Case of 12
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Organic
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.


Tasting Notes

Richard Stavek loves to experiment. He's a true farmer, has plenty of honey as he keeps bees and even added some propolis to this wine during fermentation for flavor. This is an orange wine, cloudy, not for everyone but especially for those who love lush, aromatic and unique wines. This is a dry white wine but an orange wine as the color attained from the long maceration renders the wine more amber in color. Medovy means honey in Czech and Muskatek is in reference to the particular Muscat grape that he uses to ferment this wine.


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Staff Pick Notes

Stávek, an incredible madman working in Moravia, isn't just a grapegrower. There's only 4.5ha of his 15ha estate devoted to vines. If you were to visit, he'd offer you goat cheese and sausages from his flock, and show you through all the various crops he tends to himself, and his running compost piles, going back up to 3 years. He also keeps bees. And this isn't just an funky, unfiltered, skin contact wine. It coferments with a very small amount of honey and propolis from his apiary. So I don't know what, because we've got a supremely orange, zero sulfur, unfiltered Czech Muscat that you could call mead. It's foot-stomped, fermented in wood, very dry, and one of the best dinner pairings I've had in a very long time. Big and aromatic, with some grip, and tasting of cider, pine, crushed flowers, apricots and preserved oranges.

- JON

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