Malvasia, Marsanne & Friends, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
This is a refreshing & saline orange wine, crisp & elegant perfect for first-timers & big fans of the style alike. Denavolo is orange wine royalty, the Catavela is their light skin contact pair with spicy anything or perfect solo to explore the style.
Gruner Veltliner & Weissburgunder, Burgenland, Austria
Our favourite fun fact about this wine is that the Koppitschs purposefully bottled it on the night of the full moon to capture some of the moon’s luscious energy. Guess what? They 1000% succeeded. Dreamy, transcendent & ethereal, Gruner & Weissburgunder are fermented separately — half of each underwent two weeks of skin contact — then blended together shortly before bottling. Like Orangina had a baby with kombucha, salted Greek yoghurt, grapefruit wedge, dried orange peel, and caramelly texture from lees contact. Get in a car and drive as far north as you can, camp beneath the stars and share a glass with your fav constellation.
Devín, Trnava, Slovakia
Agnes Lovecka and Katarina Kuropkova of Slobodné Vinárstvo are shining stars of the biodynamic wine scene in Slovakia, known first and foremost for their meticulously crafted wines but also for the incredible story behind their winery. Formerly a tobacco farm, the century-old farm was repossessed and abandoned by the government until it was reclaimed by the family and eventually converted to biodynamics. Made from Devín, a cross between Roter Veltliner and Gewurztraminer, Devina is semi-carbonically fermented with 10 days on the skins in ovoid, a porous egg-shaped vessel that allows for microoxidation. This is juicy, textured & aromatic — elegantly twisted tangerine zest, lemon-limeade, peach yogurt, Swiss mineral water, bitter almond & a whiff of orange blossom with a Thai basil & raw fennel finish. Hits you like a “BAM!” from Emeril Lagasse in the best way possible with an extra tongue pop for good measure.
Free pick up at our brand new shop (1247 Dundas Street West) or delivery across Ontario in 2-5 business days for $10 - $20 flat rate depending on region.
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