Matic Wines, "Get the Party Started Amphora" Riesling, 2019, Stajerska, Slovenia
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Amphora Riesling? Dances with wolves have a whole other meaning.
They say a picture can tell a thousand words and boy, does Matic’s Get the Party Started Amphora Riesling have a story. Who can step up to the challenge for a wild vinification ride? Riesling! Behind the dancing Anubis and aulos playing Greek rockstars is one of the most intriguing orange wines at Humble Grape. 28-year-old vine Riesling is carefully hand selected under a full moon and spends a whopping 214 days on their skins in clay amphora, while the wild yeasts have a boogie of a fermentation. The newly made wine is pressed and goes for another encore in amphora before it’s hand-bottled by gravity under the full moon; unfiltered and with no added sulphites. Natural wine with dancing ancient selfie-taking gods? Well, that sounds like a party we’d like to join!
Matic's humble nature is reflected tenfold in the wine he produces. He doesn't have a website and is only contactable via the odd message (and occasionally social media). He's a true obsessor when it comes to experimentation and exploration with his winemaking. A bookworm who will try anything to see if it works - and goodness knows it works and shows in his low intervention wines. Based in Stajerska, Slovenia, young Matic farms 9 hectares with the aim to preserve his piece of land for his children to play in and to carry on the good and honest work he does on the pale blue dot.
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