NV Strekov 1075, Strekov Fred No. 9, Slovakia

NV Strekov 1075, Strekov Fred No. 9, Slovakia


Zsolti’s uber-popular everyday red wine, a non-vintage blend of varieties typical for his area. Also available in 375ml bottles (“Little Fred”) and magnums (“Big Fred”)

Grape: Alibernet (a cross between Alicante Henri Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon), Dunaj (cross of Blauer Potugieser and Sankt Laurent), Portugieser

Vineyards: Clay Loam, Loess. Blend of different plots, all farmed organically by Zsolti himself.

Cellar: Grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. A non-vintage blend of wines fermented in open casks and then aged in old oak for various amounts of time. Once blended, it’s bottled unfined, and unfiltered under crown cap, with zero addition of sulfur.

Personality: funky, earthy yet with fresh fruit, incredibly congenial. As Zsolti says, the F in the name stands for “friendly, fresh, but also f* good red” and he’s 100% correct on all accounts.