Dlúhé Grefty, Rufus
This is a Ryšák style wine where red and white varieties are co-fermented, this creates a wine that's not quite a red and not quite a white. It means ginger or colourful and results in a light and fresh style that is aromatic and very individual.
Grapes: Gruner Vetliner & Cabernet Sauvignon
Place: Moravia, Czech Republic
Dlúhé Grefty, which translates as long rows, is run by Jaroslav Tesařík and his family in Mutěnice. Looking after 2.5 hectares of vineyards, with 1.5 hectares producing wine. They work with old vines going back to 30-50 years and a vineyard plot that was planted in 1941 (80 years worth of history). All wines are kept on fine lees in barriques, lot of play on/with skins, unfiltered, unfined, SO2 only at bottling.