Slobodne, Vronski (2020). Hlohovek, Slovakia. Sauvignon Blanc.

A very elegant and unique Sauvignon Blanc from Slovakia. This wine is part fermented on its skins for 7 days and aged in an egg-shaped tank for one year. A lovely light amber colour, very soft texture and structure, a gorgeous stone-fruity palate with herbal notes ending with a persistent finish. Slobodne are a fascinating family-run winery going back to the early 20th century. They rebuilt their farm over the past 25 years following a 50-yr break due to the hardships of WWII and then 40 years of communism. Now run by two sisters and their two partners, they are making some of the most exciting skin-contact wines around today.

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