Slobodne Hopera 2019

Winemaker: Agnes Lovecka &

Mišo Kuropka

Region: Hlohovec region,

within Lesser Carpathian,

Slovakia (Malokarpatska)

Grapes: 50% Gruner Veltliner,

50% Sauvignon Blanc,

fermented with wild hops

Alcohol: 11.5%

Sulphur: 25mg/l (total)

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 150m

Total Area Farmed:

17 hectares

Soils: Sedimented soils,

loess and clay.

Age of vines:

Average of 10 years


Viticulture: Organic (non-

certified). As of 2017


Slobodne are now also part

of the Demeter (biodynamic)

Arbeitsgruppe Waldviertelthe

group from Austria.

Vineyards: All of the grapes are

estate-grown in their village

of Zemianske Sady. Their 17

hectares of vines are a small

part of their 350ha farm, where

they tend livestock and also

grow poppies, barley, wheat,

rapeseed, and more. 2017 was

a very strong vintage. They

avoided the frosts and rains

that plagued the 2016 vintage

in their region. Ideal ripening

conditions, good yields, less

treatments needed and very

healthy grapes with good

concentration.


Vinification: The grapes were

destemmed and fermented

on the skins for 7 days.

After pressing the wine was

returned to vats and finished

fermentation with the addition

of wild hops that had been

picked from their own forest.

The hops were then removed

and the wine was aged in

steel tanks for only a couple

of months before bottling.

Unfined, unfiltered, tiny

sulphite addition.

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