Farming/Vinification: This exciting winery located in the Fruska Gora region of Serbia is the project of Djordje Bikicki, who is anything but a traditional winery owner. In his past life he was a longtime drum’n' bass DJ in the vibrant nightlife of Belgrade, as well as an avid basketball player and water-poloist. The wine side of things stems from his father and uncle, who initially acquired vineyards and helped run their family-owned vineyard and wine business. But when Djordje signed on, he brought with him a low-intervention approach to winemaking. The family now farms their 20 acres of vineyards organically. Djordje’s Bikicki Sfera is a 90/20 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio that underwent spontaneous fermentation on wild yeasts in concrete spherical tanks, then aged one year in those tanks, then bottled without fiing or filtration.
Notes: Balancing acidity against fruit and minerality, it shows aromas of ripe pears and apples that lead to an explosion of summer fruits on the palate.