Cutis Pinoter, Slobodne 2017
Pinot Gris. Zemianske Sady, Slovakia
A deep coloured Pinot Gris that spent two weeks on its skins and 18 months in steel tanks. One of Slobodne's flagship orange wines, this 2017 vintage is absolutely glorious. Floral, stone fruits but also red fruits, guava, and much more. In a strange way, close your eyes and it's almost as if you are drinking a Pinot Noir.
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.