Winemaker: Agnes Lovecka & Mišo Kuropka
Region: Hlohovec region, within Lesser Carpathian, Slovakia (Malokarpatska)
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Sulphur: 16mg/l (total)
Suitable for vegans: Yes
Total Area Farmed: 17 hectares
Soils: Sedimented soils, loess and clay.
Age of vines: Average of 20 years
Viticulture: Organic (non- certified)
Vineyards: The grapes come from their very own “Lopata” and “Stavný Háj” vineyards in their town of Zemianske Sady. The Hlohovec wine region’s history dates back to the 14th century when planting rights were first granted. The vineyards have a South and Southwest exposition and have vines ranging from 10 to 35 years years old. They practice beekeeping in the parcels and encourage a wide amount of biodiversity. Their 17 hectares of vines form a small part of their 350ha farm, where they tend to livestock and also grow poppies, barley, wheat, rapeseed, and more.
Vinification: 2/3 of the grapes were pressed, and the remaining 1/3 was added to the fermentation vats as whole bunches for a sort of ‘partial’ skin contact. The wine remained in contact with the skins for 7 days, before being pressed and returned to tank to finish fermentation. It was then transferred to oivoid eggs where it stayed on the lees for one year. unfined, unfiltered, tiny sulphite addition.
Other: this wine is named after Alexei Vronsky, a character in the book ‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy.