Slobodne Deviner 2017

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REGION:
Hlohovec, Lesser Carpathian, Slovakia
GRAPES:
Devin & Traminer
VINEYARD:
Organic & Biodynamic
CELLAR:
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites

Slobodne have been farming on land in Zemianske Sady near Hlohovec since 1912. Now being managed by forth and fifth generations they have a rich history that includes the loss and regaining their land during the second world war. Their 17 hectares are all worked organically and biodynamically and they are the oldest producers in Slovakia to work this way. Their wines made with white grapes typically involve skin macerations.

Deviner is a blend of two different grapes, Devin & Traminer which are co-planted in a single vineyard and vinified together. It is said that the Devin provides the acidity sometimes lacking in Traminer, so it's a neat pairing. Deviner has the bold immediacy we love about orange wine - pithy, packed with a host of different aromas, flavours and textures. The citrus here is like freshly zested tangerine or clementine, with lots of peppery white grapefruit in the mix too, and the aromas really do jump out of the glass. On the palate the wine is clean and compact with so much complexity; no part of the mouth is left untouched and the finish goes on for days. This is the go-to style of wine to enjoy with hot, fragrant Thai dishes, where it will more than hold its own.