Noita, Chardonnay Qvevri
When Noita's qvevris are emptied in the spring they fill them back up with cider straight away. A healthy amount of skins are added and they are left to re-ferment with the lees from the qvevri’s previous tenant. This results in a super-refreshing funky, wine-flavoured, sparkling cider.
Grapes: Chardonnay & Apples
Place: Fiskars, Finland
Noita is Finland's first urban winery, 1 hour west of Helsinki in the tiny village of Fiskars. They make their wines using only handpicked organic grapes from the EU, native yeasts, and as little intervention as possible.
To make sure they really get the mileage out of their grapes, they are used 3 times in the village - fruit for the wine, lees and skin for beer at the nearby brewery, and whatever's left for Noita's own moonshine. A young and exciting winery with wines to match.