La Rose et le Vampire, Slobodne 2019
Frankova Modrá-Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Zemianske Sady Slovakia
A rosé like no other... darker in colour, made from Blaufränkish and Cabernet, very soft, very fresh, candied fruit, creamy, lovely. Fermented in clay tinajas, aged in ovoid egg tanks for 8 months. Unfined, unfiltered, minimal sulphites.
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 and distinct natural wines around today.