Natural & Funky
Some say Champagne is overrated, others swear by it as the ultimate expression of sparkling wine. All I know is that Comte Hugues de La Bourdonnaye is hella good and is still within a reasonable price range. With its deeper, golden color, high minerality, and full and developed aromas of brioche, yellow apple, orange peel, honey, and hazelnut it stands out in the crowd.
This slightly unusual rosé from Piemonte, Italy, has what so many rosés are missing: texture and character. And as you’ve probably already guessed it’s a natural wine, hence the label. La Lupa is wonderfully nuanced, fruity and spicy. The wine is refreshing and yet textured. It has body and a bit of oomph is what I’m hinting at. In many ways this wine is more of a very light red than a dark rosé, if that makes any sense?
Don’t let the label scare you, like it seems to have scared so many others. Kung Fu Malbec 2021 is actually a real killer wine. Heh. What’s funny about this one is that some fellow winos got in touch asking how this wine turned out, since they didn’t dare to buy it due to the label.
Hiding behind a spot-on label designed by Gothenburg based tattoo artist Maja-Lisa Bekken is this sparkling pét-nat dream from the urban winery Wine Mechanics (Gothenburg). Punch in the face freshness mixed with minimal natural funkyness, a wild ride compounded by berries, watermelon, peach, and blood grapefruit.