This wine is really getting some attention. It's a quiet achiever. We have increasingly noticed it on lists of some really respectable venues across the world.
Spolu means together. A word that means a lot to Nadja and Andrej. But it's also suitable as this is a wine made with red and white varieties harvested together and co-fermented together (a traditional style known as Ryšak or "rusty" wine in Czechia and Slovakia). 50% Blaufrankisch, 30% Gruner Veltliner and 20% Riesling. Destemmed and 14 days skin contact. 1 year in oak and acacia barrels, 2 more in bottle before release.
Really intriguing and interesting wine. Not big. Subtle, elegant and alluring. Somewhat mysterious. Acacia and stewed fruits on the nose with some wet leaves. Grapefruit and hibiscus on the palete. Some pine and vanilla too.
Naboso is a wine project by our friends Nadja and Andrej from the cute little village of Svaty Jur, just outside Bratislava in the Lower Carpathian mountain range. They are the kind of the people who for just about everyone who meets them quickly considers them friends. Warm, unpretentious and welcoming into their charming home/winery/pottery workshop. Naboso is just the beginning and end of their day. They both work for other wineries across the border in Austria as "day jobs" as well as run a pottery business and a bunch of other projects. Busy is an understatement. And if these wines are just the beginning.... sheeeesh, what lies ahead is just scary... in the best way.
A feature of all of their wines (and possibly some order to their busy lives) is that all of their wines are given at least a year in barrel and 2 in bottle before release. It shows through in the absolutely alluring drinkability of all their wines.