The Wine: Fred 2017
Strekov Fred is a red natural wine made from a blend of Slovakian indigenous grape varietals Alibernet and Dunaj farmed sustainably. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites.
The Producer: Strekov 1075
From Strekov's Website
Our company name contains the date of the first written notation of the village of Strekov. This is a symbolic expression of our loyalty to tradition, nature, and values in grape growing and Strekov’s winemaking. We cultivate 12 hectares of our vineyards in an ecologically responsible manner. 5 ha of the vineyards are trellised on wooden poles. Indigenous grape varietals, e.g. Rizling vlašský, Veltlínske zelené, Modrý Portugal, Frankovka modrá and Svätovavrinecké are preferred in our vineyards.
All the work in our vineyards is done by hand. In the cellar, the wines ferment spontaneously in barrels and open vats without any intervention. Returning back to the ancient methods of wine production, we macerate the wine on the skins (i.e. Orange wine), under the “voile”, and bottle the wine with sediment without the use of sulfur. Long maturation of the sediment without the use of sulfur guarantees a strong terroir character of our wines. HEION, PORTA and NIGORI wines subtly express their archaic, refreshing touch in today’s noisy modern world.
The Region: Slovakia