Orange- 2018 Slobodne 'Oranzista', Slovakia, 13%
One of the estate's core orange wines. Made from Pinot Gris and with partial skin contact for one week, the result is a light orange wine with a vibrant colour, potent and fresh acidity, and just enough texture for a juicy and rounded finish. Zesty with notes of citrus fruits and herbs, and lovely earthy tones.
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.