Pinot Gris unlike any other. Taken from a single vineyard but then they diverge in journey somewhat. 70% is fermented on skins for 6 days, the rest for 30 days. They then meet again to spend a year in oak barrel where oxygen is given gentle access but the wine is protected under a soft layer of flor.
A red apple, watermelon and cream nose. Followed by a complex creamy body of apricot, compote and baked cherry pie. A slight savouriness carries a long finish.
Not nearly as overwhelming as one might expect. It has a solid acid structure that lends freshness and lift. One of a kind. Lovely stuff.
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.