Slobodne - Hopera 2021
This blend of Grüner and Sauvignon spends a week on its skins and then a couple of weeks macerating with wild hops picked from their own forest. Very much a 'wine' but featuring a unique hoppy and herbal character. Light, fresh, delicious (this is a still wine).
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.