Frankovka (Blaufrankisch) is the great Habsburg red variety. This one is from 30 year old vineyards on volcanic ash/tuff aside the Sitno Volcano. 28 days maceration in open vats and matured in old oak barrels for 3 years. She's a full and expressive, acid driven and sophisticated beauty. Lovely now or even more perfect in 10+ years well-cellared.
Meet Pivnica Čajkov. A small craft winery located at the foot of the Štiavnica Mountains and the remains of the Sitno volcano in the village of Čajkov.
Marek now leads the Uhnák family winery after generations of toil and is harnessing local varieties such as Pesecká Leánka and Feteasca Alba - varieties that are increasingly disappearing in favour of more convenient and popular international varieties. Despite the challenges Marek believes that his local gems are particularly suitable for the local climate/conditions and is passionate about sharing them the world.