Viticulture: Organic farming / Natural Wine
Nachbil is located in Beltiug in the North-Western Transylvania region of Romania. They have been farming with no herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers since 2010 along with no intervention in the winery. The climate is ideal for ripening the grapes along with rich clay soils.
Nachbil Grunspitz is an orange wine made with local grape Grunspitz. The handpicked organic grapes spend 5 days macerating in open-topped vessels to extract the orange hue and a touch of tannin and structure. They finish fermentation in stainless steel tanks using only natural yeasts. 9 months later the orange wine is bottled, unfined and unfiltered. Very low proudction of this.. about 300 of the 2017 vintage.
It's complex and textured with subtle tannin structure. Flavours of bitter orange and an amazing minerality the runs through the palate. All you can want and more from an orange wine made from strange local grapes in Romania.