Wabi Sabi - Orange moon
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature.
In today’s Japan, the meaning of wabi-sabi is often condensed to “wisdom in natural simplicity.” The aesthetic concept of wabi-sabi describes a world where beauty can be defined by imperfection. Something can be beautiful even though it is incomplete or impermanent. Asymmetry, roughness or simplicity are further attributes of this idea. The initial concept derives from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (impermanence, suffering and emptiness).
The goal of the winemakers at Wabi Sabi is to create wines with personality and depth. Furthermore, they work with the nature, not against it. Organically treated vineyards offer the ideal conditions for plants, animals and human beings, the resulting wines show their inner harmony and give joy of life.The wines are unfiltered, unfined and need only low or zero additions of sulphur.
The name gives a hint: this white (mostly Grüner Veltliner with a dash of Riesling, grapes from biodynamic farming) has been macerated and fermented on the skins for a couple of days in order to add color and extract even more aromas and structure. The light sensation of tannins further enhances the wine’s character. Take me to the moon! 🌝