As he intended, just one glance at the colour will make you feel something—most likely, the urge to bring some of that vibrancy back home with you.
To make our liter-bottle rainbow complete, we created Růž, a new pal for our beloved Běl, Okr and Nach. The name is once again a simple description of its colour, since "růžová" means pink in Czech. Actually, this cuvée is not entirely new – I'd made two vintages in the past (2012 and 13) and 2021 felt like a great time for its resurrection. Here's why: I prefer to make a rosé this easy, fresh, "paysan" in the best sense of the term. This is a prime raw material in humble disguise, definitely "high value for money“. Based on our signature Blaufrankisch grape.
The label is a linocut made by my dear wife Mirka, and the cute bottle and its crown cap transport me right to my childhood when we used to buy beer or juice in such containers. Also, wine was traditionally drunk from one-litre bottles in Moravia, since it was basically the equivalent of water back then.
The only non-local inspiration is the claim, originally describing the striking architecture of Luis Barragán. This famous Mexican architect loved to use vivid pink in his buildings, and I was struck by how fitting the quote was also for our little Růž here.
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