Dluhe Grefty

Long Rows of Real Dedication

 

 

Quick Facts:

Location: the village of Mutěnice, Moravia, Czech Republic

Owner & Winemaker: Jaroslav Tesařík and his family 

Vineyard Area: 2.5 hectares, mostly old vines across 8 different plots (yup, a lot of work on tiny noodles of land)

Vineyard Management: practicing organic

Soils: Loess, clay

Main Varieties: The Central-European bunch (Muller-Thurgau, Neuburger, St. Laurent, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Zweigelt) with some Pinot Blanc & Noir

Winemaking: Manual harvest, spontaneous fermentation only, white grapes usually get some skin contact. Old neutral barrels. No fining, no filtration, little to no sulfur at bottling. Sparkling wines made as pet-nats.

Annual production (approx.): 10,000 bottles

 

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Dluhe Grefty (Dluhe – long, greft – a word from an old dialect in Mutěnice meaning “vineyard row”) is the name that Jaroslav Tesarik, a full-time IT engineer, chose for his passion winemaking project. Together with his wife and 4 small kids, they are taking care of narrow strips of mostly old vines (up to 80 years old) scattered across Mutěnice – a lot of work fueled by his mission of “finding the Mutěnice terroir!”

The beautiful, comics-like labels are the work of Jaroslav’s friend and are inspired by his beautiful wife Pavlína (or their kids) and the traditional Moravian folk motives. Jaroslav is a big lover of his village’s traditions and you can find these gracious and colorful floral patterns also on his family house and cellar.

Enjoy a quick introduction story on Jaroslav and his wines

Wines

 

Alba Mixtura — Back to the top

Varieties: Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Making of: The grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and direct-pressed. Fermented spontaneously and aged in old oak barrels (225 / 400 L), until the next harvest. Zero sulfur added, unfined and unfiltered. 

Personality: a lovely refreshing white wine with notes of flowers, citrus fruit and honeysuckle, with an enticing fresh finish. Easy to finish the bottle in no time!


Alba Terra — Back to the top

Varieties: 70% Muller Thurgau, 30% Neuburger

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Vinification Method: The grapes are destemmed and pressed. The juice is fermented with the skins for 4 days, then the skins are removed, in 225 liter used oak barrels. Zero sulfur added, unfined and unfiltered. 

 


Alba Rosales — Back to the top

Varieties: 40% Gewurtztraminer, 40% Pinot Gris, 20% Pinot Blanc

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Vinification Method: The grapes are destemmed and pressed. The juice is fermented with the skins for 3 weeks, then the skins are removed, in 225 liter used oak barrels. Zero sulfur added, unfined and unfiltered. 


Rubra Mixtura — Back to the top

Varieties: St Laurent, Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Vinification method: The grapes are hand-picked and destemmed. Foot stomped together and fermented in old oak barrels for two weeks. Aged in old oak barrels (225 / 400 L), until the next harvest. Zero sulfur added, unfined and unfiltered. 

Personality: juicy and glouglou red with nice spicy & fresh finish, best served slightly chilled.


Rosa Mixtura — Back to the top

Varieties: Zweigelt

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Vinification method: The grapes are hand-picked and pressed directly. Fermented spontaneously and then aged in old oak barrels (225 / 400 L), until the next harvest. Zero sulfur added, unfined and unfiltered. 

Personality: succulent! Friendly, easy-going rosé full of juicy red, blue and black berries, with refreshingly zippy finish that invites you for yet another sip.


Helena Pet-Nat  — Back to the top

Varieties: Saint Laurent (Svatovavřinecké), Zweigelt, Frankovka

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Vinification method: The grapes are handpicked, directly pressed, shortly spontaneously fermented and the wine is then bottled under crowncaps while still fermenting. Zero sulfur added, unfined, unfiltered, undisgorged. 

Personality: named after one of the winemaker’s daughters and just as happy-go-lucky. Joyful, fruity rosé with a slight fizz and immense drinkability. 

 


Rufus  — Back to the top

Rufus comes from Latin “red-headed”, a fitting name for this red-white coferment, traditionally called “ryšák” aka ginger in Czech!

Varieties: Fieldblend of old vineyards – a mix of many red and white grapes including Riesling, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Blanc and a lot of unknown

Vineyard: Loess, clay. Farmed organically by Jaroslav himself.

Vinification method: The grapes are hand-picked and destemmed.  Foot stomped together and fermented in old oak barrels for two weeks. Aged in old oak barrels (225 / 400 L), until the next harvest. Zero sulfur added, unfined and unfiltered. 

Personality: an unclassifiable idiosyncratic and delicious wine full of fresh berries and spicy notes.