Slobodne - El Corazon 2017 1 Litre (Kol)
'El Corazon,' or The Heart is the house red 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 85% Blaufrankisch and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for two years in tank and then two years in bottle to produce a seriously elegant red with a lean yet very complex characer. Deep dark fruits and juicy red fruits mingle with buckets of spice and a bit of developed character. A special red.
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.