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Azienda Agricola Gravner

Azienda Agricola Gravner

Friuli, Italy

Gravner


COUNTRY

Italy

REGION

Friuli Venezia Giulia

sub Region

Collio

Appellation

N/A

Climate

Cool Continental

WineMaker

Josko Gravner

FARMING PractICes

Organic, Biodynamic

WEBSITE / SOCIAL

https://www.gravner.it/en/home.html

Josko Gravner is both a visionary and an enigma. His reputation for straight talk proceeds him – he is not afraid to tell you what he thinks, about Organics, Biodynamics, how to sell his wine, or you. 

The History

Josko’s wines were popular already in the 70s, and his methods were somewhat conventional. However, after a trip to California in the late 80s where he was disgusted by the heavily oaked and artificial tasting wines that he tried, he returned to Italy changed. 


The conventional ways of the New World inspired (or scared) him enough to chart a new path. He began researching winemaking’s roots and dabbling with clay amphorae, long-macerations with white grapes and more. The results have been astonishing. His white wines resemble red, they’re dark in colour, dense, tannic and flavourful. They’re largely unlike anything we’ve had anywhere else in the world.

Based in the rolling hills of Collio, straddling the Italian/Slovenian border, Gravner currently has 18ha of terraced vines.


The Philosophy

Josko strongly believes that our only task on earth as humans is to be guided by nature and to intervene as little as possible. An ethos he brings to his winemaking.


Josko uses what he describes as a ‘natural’ approach in the vineyard, using both Organic and Biodynamic practices and only using wild yeasts, forgoing temperature control or filtration and very (very) minimal sulphites.


WINES FROM THIS PRODUCER

Gravner

italy
ribolla
$135.95

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