SLOBODNÉ VINARSTVO
Hlohovec, Slovakia
17 ha

Slobodné is a family winery in Majer Zemianske Sady in Slovakia. It focuses on the natural expression of local grapes and its terroir. The family has spent the past 20 years rebuilding the farm's ecosystem and finally launched Slobodné in 2010. Now, they are part of the natural wine movement in Slovakia.     
Their vineyard is 17 hectares, with mainly clayey soil. They cultivate different white grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Veltliner, Riesling, Traminer, Devin and red varieties: Frankovka, Cabernet sauvignon, Alibernet. The vines are located on the small hills not far from the Vah River. The plots where the vines are planted are much further north than in other European wine producing countries. 
The harvest is done by hand, grapes are then pressed using a pneumatic press. Slobodné does a lot of maceration in the 500-liters tanks, amphoras and even georgian qvevri.
The result is wines with a nice acidity and intense fruit taste.