Grape - Blaufränkisch
Where - Brhlovce, Slovakia
What - Friends Martin and Vlado run the MarvlaTINDO winery over in central Slovakia. They're passionate about low intervention winemaking and aim to highlight the best of their volcanic terroir through traditional, characteristic grape growing.
All their wines are full to the brim with unique minerality. The soils of the Brhlovce vineyards are composed of compressed volcanic ash which, mixed with a cool climate, makes for fresh and bright wines.
Their Frankovka Modrá is a beautiful natural red wine made from 100% Blaufränkisch grapes. These hand-harvested grapes were crushed before fermentation in open air with constant pushing and stirring attention. The juice then spent fifteen-months in Slovakian oak barrels before bottling without fining or filtration.
This juice is a beautiful crimson colour that gives fresh, sour notes of fizzy cherry sweets. Dark forest fruits are another stand out flavour and a long, moreishly acidic finish. You are also treated to that unique minerality that you simply can't get anywhere else.
Elegant, fruit-forward, unique. Vegan. Low intervention. Organic practicing. ABV 13.5%.