Forks & Knives White
Dance me to the end of wine
Gruner Veltliner, Welschriesling and Neuburger. Bílovice, loess.
Forks 4.0! After all the stylistic and methodical experiments, I decided to focus on the essentials while dotting my F & K with a bigger mission than before: since 2020, they embody my vision of traditional, balanced and layered wine from my village. Don’t get me wrong, I still love all the past vintages of Forks, they all hold an important place in the evolution of this wine. But the Forks I want to make now should be more of a “village” wine in the best sense of the word, reflecting our precious Bilovice loess in the case of this white. (The red one showcases the richer clay soils of Moravský Žižkov.)
These wines are a great introduction to our area and great value for money, given the vineyards we use here – all are at least 25 years old and include some of our top-notch sites otherwise used for our top-shelf White Labels.
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The story behind the F&K line The role that wine used to play in my country always pissed me off: not an essential part of almost any meal like elsewhere, but rather a binge drink afterwards / a treat for special occasions. For me & my family, wine is like food, something that should be on your table every day. Our bread and butter (literally).
This is the kind of wine I wanna make: affordable, everyday, friendly stuff. Wine for drinking, not for flashing posh terms. And the Forks & Knives range is a perfect embodiment of this.
It all fell into pace with the 2014 vintage, when I met Fleur Godard, my French importer, in Cologne, along with her friend Justine Saint Lo, a wonderful illustrator who also happens to be the sister of the great Loire Valley winemaker Francois Saint Lo. Back in my cellar, when tasting the then nearly-born wine together, we had a revelation: it was fate that decided Justine should make the labels, which I’ve kept ever since – I love their power to communicate the easy “everyday wine for any meal & table” vibe that this wine is all about.