#WETALKVINO with our first guest MOVIA
In today’s live story with Aleš Kristančič of Movia, Ethica Wine’s in-house educator Jeremy Parzen asked the famous grape grower and winemaker to discuss three of the estate’s wines: The Puro, the Pinot Grigio Ambra, and Lunar. To get things started, Aleš showed off the disgorgement tool that he created especially for his classic method wine Puro, which is released undisgorged. The fact that the wine isn’t disgorged at the winery allows him to release without any addition of sulfur. He also talked about the fact that he picks the grapes for this wine when fully ripe (unlike Champagne where they are picked underripe) and about he uses reserved grape must instead of cane or beet sugar for tirage. Next was the Pinot Grigio Ambra, a macerated wine. Aleš spoke at length about how so much of the flavor in the wine comes from the skins themselves and how he aims for elegance in this wine. The last wine Jeremy and Aleš tasted together was the winery’s Lunar, one of the estate’s most famous and one of the earliest zero sulfur wines to be embraced by the fine wine community in the U.S. and Europe. He decanted the wine as they spoke and he talked about the important role the sediment plays in preventing oxidation or spoilage. Aleš and Jeremy also reminisced about when Aleš flew Jeremy’s indy rock band Nous Non Plus in from New York to play a gig at the winery (the band had a hit song in Slovenia at the time). Jeremy grabbed a guitar and strummed a few bars to commemorate the occasion. Aleš reported that everyone in his family and at the winery is healthy and safe. They are all enjoying working in the vineyards now that the spring is here. They agreed that they would do another live story soon. Stay tuned!
Here we are sharing a list with accounts where you will be able to find Movia wines:
International Wine Shop
📍 WASHINGTON DC
📍 NEW ORLEANS
Howards Street Wine Merchant