Čačík, Veltlínské Zelené Orange 2018
Tomas Cacik passed away on the New Year’s Eve 2018. It was one of the most heartbreaking news we had to come to terms with. The good news is though that Tomas’ wife, Zdena, has decided to continue the work done by him and follow his vision for the winery.
“Hard work either passes you by or gets under you skin and absorbs you,” said Tomáš. In his opinion, grapes and wines can be worked many different ways, but not much changed for centuries until about 50 years ago. When Tomas started making wine he tried all the “modern” ways, only to soon realise that rather than making better wines he was coming under the dictate of the technology. He knew that he had to make some radical changes that led him to make wines in a much more traditional, authentic way. He thought about decisions in the vineyards and wineries taken in the last 1500 years. He continued to believe that it must have been done somehow else we wouldn’t be making wine anymore. And that’s how he started exploring low-intervention approach of winemaking. Their vineyards are situated around the small village of Kobyli and farmed organically. He uses autochthonous yeast to ferment the musts and his wines are unfined and unfiltered. Use of SO2 is minimal as well.
This is a great style of an orange, or skin contact wine, made with the white variety Veltlinske Zelene. For those, who are tempted to try out orange wines, this wine is a great foray in to this exciting category. Soft, gentle grip, long finish and spicy, floral, with white ripe peaches and apricots on the palate.
Traditionally, wines were made using this process as the skin contact acts a natural preservative, which meant using less preservatives.
|Grape varieties||Veltlinske Zelene|
|Tasting Notes||Soft, gentle grip, long finish and spicy, floral, with white ripe peaches and apricots on the palate.|
|Region||Moravia, Czech Republic|
|Category||Natural, Organic, Vegan|