Vína Herzánovi Palava Traminer Amfora 2020
Grapes: Pálava (local cross of Traminer and Muller-Thurgau), Traminer
Vineyard: loess with sand and humus, planted in 2004 (Pálava) and 2012 (Traminer). Biodynamically farmed by Jakub & co themselves.
Cellar: the grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed, and put in qvevri (clay amphora) „buried“ in the garden outside, to let the wine experience the natural temperatures. Alcoholic fermentation before winter, malolactic once nature warms up again in spring. The following summer, after 9 months on the skins, the wine was ladled by hand into the press, gently pressed, left to sediment, and bottled without fining, filtration, or addition of sulfur.
Personality: you get what you expect here – an intensely aromatic skin-contact white, with layers of tropical fruit and chai spices.