Krásná Hora, Anna Pet Nat
Another wine from Czech producers Krasna Hora that is drinking incredibly well at the moment! Anna 2020 is named after the winemaker Ondra's baby born in the same year and is made from a blend of 80% Riesling and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, unfiltered and partially fermented on skins. Exotic nose with a fleshy palate and a touch of mountain herbs on the finish, bone dry and lip smackingly delicious. A Pet Nat of real quality and yet another reminder why Eastern European wine is on the up and up!
Grapes: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Place: Morovia, Czech Republic
KRÁSNÁ Hora, or Beautiful Mountain, are on the gently sloping mountains in Dolni Poddvorov town, close to the Slovakian border. They own 8 hectares, and most of these vineyards were first planted by Cistercian monks in the 13th century, going back to 800 years ago. With a southern and southwestern slope aspect, these sites are carefully tended to, and they do not use any herbicides or systemic agents instead their own preparations of fertilizers, such as compost and herb plantings are used in-between rows. Krásná Hora recently took on biodynamics and believe that this helps them to be more in tune with the vineyard and soils and have a better understanding of the land.
Their vineyards are planted with traditional French varieties like Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. They also buy grapes from another 5 ha of vineyards, but all these vineyards follow organic practices and the team at Krasna Hora work very closely with the growers. All grapes are handpicked into small, open boxes with yields per vine kept below 1kg.