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Josko Gravner is known as an innovator who drastically changed wine-making in Oslavia(in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Northern part of Italy) and its “orange wine” movement has spread all over the world. Among all the iconic Italian natural wine producers(like Dario Princic, Paolo Vodopivec, Angiolino Maule), Gravner is deified. Gravner is also only person who is acknowledged by Gianfranco Soldera, as a great white wine producer.

His family had produced ordinary table wines and sold to others. When he took over the estate from his father, he was enthusiastic enough and began to implement many new technologies. He was one of the first producers who bought a stainless tank in this area and he produced clean and crispy wines from Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Griggio and so on. And then, he began to use barriques and tried to model after “Burgundy” with his neighbours such as Stanko Radikon. They tried changing to large wooden vats and tried maceration(skin contact) for white wine too. In the vineyards, he began to devote natural cultivation(especially Masanobu Fukuoka) and he reached to No-till farming(Nontillage cultivation)
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On the way of quest, they encountered Georgian wine and it impressed them strongly. They desired to visit Georgia, but Georgia had belonged to Soviet Union at that time, so it was not easy to visit. Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, but civil war continued in Georgia. Therefore Josko Gravner could not approach Georgia yet. And then, he could finally step into Georgia in May 2000. Georgia has a long history of wine-making since 8000 B.C., and it has been produced by Qvevri(Amphora. Large clay pot) buried underground. When Josko Gravner went back to Oslavia, he cleaned up all the equipment and buried Amphorae underground, then he produced the first "Amphorae wine" in 2001.

The white wines are made from Ribolla(as a sigle variety wine) and Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Riesling Italico(these four are blended). While fermenting in the Georgian amphorae buried underground, it underwent a long maceration with grape skin(so called skin contact), fermented by wild yeasts under no temperature control. After the drawing off and pressing phases the wine was poured back into amphorae for at least five more months before it started ageing in large oak barrels, where it was left for six years. Wine is bottled during waning moon, without fining nor filtration.

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A663 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA RUNK 2003 1500ml 6463 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA 2003 1500ml A660 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA 2012 750ml
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A663 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA RUNK 2003 1500ml 6463 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA 2003 1500ml A660 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA 2012 750ml
Made from the oldest Ribolla vines in Runk vineyard, planted in 1915 and 1950 which have been explanted after the harvest in 2003. The selection of the best grapes has been harvested at the end of September and fermented in large Georgian amphores for about 10 months, half of the period on the skins. This is the first wine elevated for 6 years in oak barrels and bottled only in magnums(1500ml) in 2010, and aged for 7 more years in the bottle before release. Made from Ribolla grapes which have been cultivated in this area for more than a thousand years. While fermenting in Georgian amphorae buried underground, it underwent a long maceration with grape skin(so called skin contact), with wild yeasts and no temperature control. 2003 was the first year in which all the harvested grapes fermented in amphorae. After the drawing off and pressing phases the wine was poured back into amphorae for five more months(this was the first harvest in which wine was left in amphorae for a total period of 11 months), while the rest of wine started ageing in large oak barrels, where it was left for three years. Wine is bottled without fining or filtration. Made from Ribolla grapes which have been cultivated in this area for more than a thousand years. While fermenting in Georgian amphorae buried underground, it underwent a long maceration with grape skin(so called skin contact), with wild yeasts and no temperature control. After the drawing off and pressing phases the wine was poured back into amphorae for at least five more months before it started ageing in large oak barrels, where it was left for six years. Wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
A659 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA 2011 750ml 6558 GRAVNER+MASSIMO LUNARDON COPPA [Size 600ml/piece]
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A659 GRAVNER IGT VENEZIA GIULIA RIBOLLA 2011 750ml 6558 GRAVNER+MASSIMO LUNARDON COPPA [Size 600ml/piece]
Made from Ribolla grapes which have been cultivated in this area for more than a thousand years. While fermenting in Georgian amphorae buried underground, it underwent a long maceration with grape skin(so called skin contact), with wild yeasts and no temperature control. After the drawing off and pressing phases the wine was poured back into amphorae for at least five more months before it started ageing in large oak barrels, where it was left for six years. Wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
Specially designed for Gravner wines. All hand-blown, piece by piece, by Massimo Lunardon the glass artist, its beautiful round shape and soft, gentle touch expresses aroma and taste of wine as it is, without any bias, exaggeration or deformation. There is no stem, therefore wine and hand is very close, its feeling is like drinking wine by palm. Definitely this is the best glass for drinking natural wines which has quality.
   
 
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GRAVNER Glass by Massimo Lunardon



The idea to create a wine glass in the shape of a cup occurred to me in the year 2000 during a visit to the Caucasus. While travelling in Georgia seeking amphorae that I was to bury in my wine cellar, I happened upon a monastery in the hills of Tbilisi. The monks welcomed me with a polyphonic praise of wine,which they then offered me in a simple clay cup. Savouring wine from a cup was a different experience. I now feel it is more intimate, simple, humble, and respectful of the wine than drinking from a glass with a stem. (15th, 2011 Josko Gravner)

One day, he was also impressed by glassware made by Massimo Lunardon in the restaurant, and he immediately visited Massimo's atelier. Massimo Lunardon exactly understood what Gravner wanted, and then they reached a consensus to make a special wine glass right away. This glass is provided to official agents of Gravner only.

All handmade by Massimo Lunardon, beautiful round shape and the soft, gentle touch doesn't give any effect to the wine. No distance between wine and hand, the feeling is like drinking wine by hand. No risk of breakage of stem(one of the weak part of normal wine glass) and easy to carry, so it is an ideal glass for BYO as well.