Slobodne is a winery and farm about an hour's drive east of Bratislava, with a long & facinating history - the family lost the farm during WW2 and then again under communist rule, but eventually managed to reclaim & start restoring their land in the early 90s. It is a mixed farm where they grow poppies, barley, wheat, rapeseed and more, as well as keep livestock.
For this wine Gruner Veltliner & Sauvignon Blanc grapes were fermented on skins for 7 days with the addition of wild hops from the woods on the estate.
Slobodne - Hopera 2020
Name Hopera Producer Slobodne Style White (Skin-contact & Hopped) Country Slovakia Region Hlohovec, Lesser Carpathian Vintage 2020 Grape 50% Gruner Veltliner, 50% Sauvignon Blanc, fermented with wild hops ABV % 12 SO2 Minimal at bottling. Total = 25mg/l Production Organic. Natural fermentation. Skin-contact. Hop infused. Unfined. Unfiltered. Vegan