Owner & Winemaker: Petr Marada and his wife Vera
Vineyard Area: 16 hectares, estate-owned
Vineyard Management: practicing organics
Soils: loess, sandy-clay
Main Varieties: Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Blaufrankisch
Winemaking: Manual harvest, spontaneous fermentation only. No fining, no filtration, little SO2 at bottling.
Annual Production: 40,000 bottles
Petr Marada, a musician and winemaker, founded his winery in 2006, continuing in the tradition of his family, where winemaking has been an integral part of the estate. His general philosophy on winemaking can be summed up as “Less is More.”
Veltlínské Zelené Oranž
Grape: Veltlínské Zelené (Gruner Veltliner)
Vineyard: Prušánky, 40-year old vines on sand and loess, farmed organically by Petr and his family
Making of: the grapes were handpicked, destemmed and macerated on skins for 3 weeks with native yeast only. The wine then aged for 8 months in old 500l oak barrels. Unfined, unfiltered, little SO2 added at bottling.
Personality: easy to approach, easy to drink orange wine with lovely notes of apricot jam, cloves and candied oranges; juicy in the mouth with soft tannins. Delicious and versatile!
Varieties: 80% Riesling, 20% Welschriesling
Soil: Sandy limestone
Age of Vines: 40 years
Vinification Method: Grapes are handpicked and destemmed. The wine is bottled with 12 grams of residual sugar to finish as a pet-nat. Zero sulfur added and the wine is disgorged and crown-capped.