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Wines from East Europe this Thursday with KNiT Wines (Sauv. Blanc, Sivi Pinot aka Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir)


KNiT Wines was born out of the need for natural wine micro-portfolios to create market efficiencies, while maintaining their regional focus. KNiT is a distribution platform for selected focused micro-portfolios, and we love working with them! Supporting small-producution, natural wine is what we're all about. 

We have selected three wines we currently have in stock from KNiT Wines to taste this Thursday, August 19th 5:30 PM - 8 PM. 

Mataroa,  Sauvignon Blanc Amber, 2020, Greece

 

From one of the great Oenologists of Greece, Bakis Tsalkos who single handedly created the winemaking industry of Drama, Greece in the 80’s ( North Greece ). He studied at University of France and worked in Bordeaux. He employs natural methods and believes in minimal intervention winemaking . We have three of his wines in stock (check out the Assyrtiko, and oh-so-light-on-it's-feet Cab. Sauv.) so goes without saying, we love them !

48 hours of skin contact followed by 6 months lees aging in stainless steel. 

Slightly honeyed, citrus aromas, bright and extremely refreshing and food friendly for an orange wine. 

 

Slavcek, Sivi Pinot, 2020, Slovenia

The small village, belonging to the Vipavska region, is in fact immersed in an expanse of woods, as are the vineyards of the cellar, now managed by Frank and Alenka Vodopivec, a willing couple of winemakers, who devote themselves heart and soul to quality production. In the vineyard the canons of natural agriculture are followed, without any use of chemicals and with the utmost attention and care of the plants. 5 day maceration, native yeast fermentation, 50% oak (acacia barrels + foudres) 50% Stainless steel
Soils: Marlstone and  20 year vine age. 

This Ramato style of wine looks pinkish because of the pigmentation of the grape, but it's not technically a rosé  and mostly gets marketed as "orange" wine. But now you know the difference!

Peach, citrus, light orange aromas, pear, white pepper and mineral driven. A no brainer for a roof hang with all kinds-a-snacks.

 

Losonci, Pinot Noir, 2018, Hungary

Bálint Losonci has joined a few other like minded small producers who believed in the future potential of the Mátra appellation. Through viticultural changes such as increased vine density, organic farming, planting native vines, reduced yields and no intervention winemaking, he continues to experiment and push himself and improve the Matra appellation. His vineyards and wines reflect this drive, ambition and generosity. Vinification: Hand harvested, open vat fermentation with native yeasts. Spends a year in tank.
Bottling: no fining, no filtration, minimal SO2
Farming: Organic

Expressive, aromatic Pinot Noir with some grip, volcanic terroir shines through. Enjoy!

Taste with us this Thursday, August 19th 5:30-8 PM

Depanneur Wines

292 Livingston St.

Brooklyn NY, 11217