Rosé- 2019 Slobodne 'La Rose et la Vampire' Slovakia, 13%
A serious rosé with the ultimate combination of fun, complexity, and drinkability. Made from Blaufrankisch and Cabernet, fermented in clay amphoras, and aged in egg-shaped vessels and steel tanks. Wild strawberries, raspberries, and sweet spice with a lovely backbone of fresh acidity. A real winner.
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.