100% Sauvignon Blanc
Herbal, salty, pomelo, cardamom, jalapeno, light bodied and fresh – not similar to NZ or Bordeaux Sauv Blanc. The vines are 10-35 years old, and the wine has a 5-10 day maceration period on skins then aged in stainless steel.
Drink over the next 1-3 years.
Zemianske Sady is a family farm that has been making wine in Hlohovec since 1912. At its inception, the estate was primarily a tobacco farm that also produced wines which sold locally and were beloved by the art scene in Prague. Due to the war and political strife, the estate stopped production until 1997, where now, the fourth and fifth generations have taken over - we were thrilled to work with sisters Agnes and Katarina!
The vineyards were replanted and the cellar reconstructed, and in 2010, the first vintage under the name Slobodné Vinárstvo was born. In 2016, they began farming their 17 hectares biodynamically (now certified).
Bees are kept and herbs are grown to promote a healthy soil climate, which they consider paramount to making great wine. They are dedicated to minimal intervention winemaking and only grow varietals that are historically from the area and suited to the climate, and in particular are dedicated to skin contact wines!