Slobodne Vinarstvo 2016 'Cutis Deviner' (Traminer/Devin), Slovakia

Slobodne Vinarstvo 2016 'Cutis Deviner' (Traminer/Devin), Slovakia

Item Number: 13306

UPC: None

Country: Slovakia
Region: Malokarpatska
Sub Region: Trnava
Appellation/AVA: Trnava
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): Traminer / Devin
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Loess, calcium

Average Vine Age: 10-35 years
Harvest: Manual
Skin Maceration: 4 weeks
Aging: Neutral oak
Filtration: None
Sulfites: Low at bottling

Tasting Notes: The nose on this is super interesting and complex: tangerine, pickled jalapeño, lilac, white pepper, pear. The signature Slobodne "good herbaceousness" is present, which is reminiscent of horseradish and pickled wasabi. The light-bodied palate is floral and spicy, which is a fun and unique flavor profile.

About the Devín Grape: The Devín grape was created in 1958 by crossing the floral Gewurztraminer grape with the peppery Roter Veltliner. It was named after the Devín Castle near Bratislava. It was originally grown in the Czech Republic and authorized in Slovakia in 1997. According to the book Wine Grapes, Devín "produces full-bodied, low-acid, lightly aromatic—spicy, fruity, and floral—wines." It is also susceptible to botrytis, which can produced wines of spicy, honeyed aroma and flavor.