2019 Petr Korab Veltlin, Moravia, Czech Republic

There’s a period of skin contact, usually a couple of days, but the wine ages on its lees with regular stirring/batonnage for the remaining eleven months of its élevage. You get a bit of colour from the skin contact, stone fruits and more ginger spice than your usual Veltliner pepper. Add to this a touch of richness, creaminess even, from the lees stirring, with a hint of pear, and you get an immaculately crafted wine. Jakub is one of the emerging stars of this fascinating Czech natural wine movement.