2018 Strekov 1075 Heion, Slovakia
Soil: Clay Loam
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The juice is fermented in open casks in contact with the skins for about 2 weeks, punched down by hand. The wine is aged in 500-liter barrels for about 9 months on the sediment, untopped allowing for a veil of yeast (flor) to develop. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered under crown cap, with zero addition of sulfur.
Personality: Heion means calm or peace in Japanese; however, this wine will probably make your heart beat faster at first. But, eventually, you’ll follow it into a zen-meditation-like state where you can carefully scrutinize and enjoy all of its flavor layers, from the tasty fruit and spicy aromas to its umami backbone and oxy notes. A treat.