Into The Wild - MIXED
In this section we feature and celebrate the leftfield wines, the wines with an edge of wildness, that extra little something that breaks the mould and excites with every sip.
In this mixed selection we feature a juicy chilled red, an energetic and wild white, and a refreshing and aromatic natural sparkling wine.
Featured here (left to right):
(Mosel, Germany) Staffelter Hof - Little Bastard 2019
A wine that has developed a loyal following and for good reason. It gets its name from the unusual blend of Riesling, Sauv Blanc, Müller Thurgau and Muscat. The result is a mind-opening but joyous wine - it is cloudy, a little fizzy, a little wild, has aromas of flowers and apricot yoghurt, with mouth watering acidity, and a unique zestiness that pervades from start to finish. Made by Jan Klein, the latest generation at the helm on this historical estate which has been in the family since 1805, but operating as a winery since 862...! Jan started to produce a special range of wines with no added sulphites in 2014, a range that has now expanded to nearly ten singular wines.
(Burgenland, Austria) Joiseph - Piroska 2019
Delicious and juicy blend of Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, and Pinot Noir that initially starts off with a gentle fizz. The 2019 Piroska is light in body, with a spicy backbone to complement the vibrant red and black fruits in this blend. Ideally served a little chilled. Joiseph is a collaboration between three friends that started with the 2015 vintage and has grown from a tiny hectare to nearly five hectares. The wines across the range are distinct, wildly exciting, and full of energy.
(Piemonte, Italy) Zerbetta - Shan Pan 2019
A unique sparkling wine made from Sauvignon Blanc in Italy's Northwest. This wine is refermented using no sugar or yeast additions, but rather using grape juice extracted from late harvest grapes of the same vineyard. It's precise, aromatic, and the perfect balance of fruit and yeasty complexity. Its soft bubbles make it a pleasure to drink. Made by Paolo Malfatti, a Piemonte native who planted his vines on previously unused land in Monferrato in the late 90's. In this picturesque corner of Italy's Northwest, vines grow alongside organic hazelnuts and wild plants.