Into The Wild - REDS
In this section we feature and celebrate the leftfield wines, the wines with an edge of wildness, that extra little something that breaks the mould and excites with every sip.
For the reds we have a vibrant and juicy Spanish red, a soulful and deep Austrian Blaufränkisch, and a gorgeous aged natural red from Southern France.
Featured here (left to right):
(Empordà, Spain) Sota Els Angels - Flow Tinto 2018
A juicy, funky, fun red with a lovely fruity character and a slight savoury note. It's light and vibrant, with some soft tannins and a rounded finish. Made from Merlot/Grenache/carignan. Sota Els Angels is a small biodynamic winery in Spain's Northeast run by Maria & Guy, a couple firmly rooted in respectful farming and making wines of pleasure and drinkability.
(Burgenland, Austria) Joiseph - BFF 2018
Joiseph's trademark red, the BFF, is back with this new vintage. Made from Blaufränkisch, this wine is lean yet full of nuances, velvety, perfectly spicy, perfectly elegant. The colour is pretty amazing, almost beetroot purple. The wine was recently bottled so is showing some reduction upon opening (a funkiness on the nose) but it will blow off with 15mins of air and bloom beautifully. A stunning new release. Joiseph is a collaboration between three friends that started with the 2015 vintage and has grown from a tiny hectare to nearly five hectares. The wines across the range are distinct, wildly exciting, and full of energy.
(Tavel, France) Balazu des Vaussieres - Bleuet 2015
A rare example of a matured natural red. This medium bodied blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Mourvedre spent four years in tanks before being bottled and rested for another half year. Dark forest fruit alongside spices, tobacco, liquorice, caramel, really distinct and earthy. Made by Nadia and Christian, whose commitment to natural farming goes far beyond the requirements of organic and biodynamic standards. The result are wines infused with their own distinctive energy.