Slobodne - El Melon 2018 1 Litre (Kol)
'El Melon' is the house orange wine at Kol Restaurant in central London. It was made as a collaboration between ourselves, chef Santiago Lastra, and the amazing Slobodne family in Slovakia.
The wine is 100% Traminer, a grape known for its opulent and zesty aromatics. It went through 10 days of skin contact, and was aged in steel tanks for over 16 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered. This low alcohol orange wine is full of life and energy, with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and herbal edges. An intriguing yet super drinkable wine that matches up to spice perfectly.
Slobodne are a fascinating family-run winery going back to the early 20th century. They rebuilt their farm over the past 25 years following a 50-yr break due to the hardships of WWII and then 40 years of communism. Now run by two sisters and their two partners, they are making some of the most exciting skin-contact wines around today.