Veltlina, Slobodne 2017
Grüner Veltliner. Zemianske Sady, Slovakia
A Grüner Veltliner from Slovakia with some very mild skin-contact though this is more of a white than it is an 'orange.' It has a distinct peppery edge alongside a subtle tropical profile making it quite an exciting sensation on the palate.
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.