Slobodne - La Rosa 2018 1 Litre (Kol)
'La Rosa,' or The Rose is the house rosé 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 a blend of direct-pressed 70% Blaufrankisch and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was fermented in tinajas (Spanish clay amphoras), and then spent 16 months in steel tanks prior to bottling. This is a serious rosé that is sure to impress. Textured, complex, bursting with soft red fruits, and with a distinct saline, mineral finish. A beautiful to accompany most meals.
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.