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Today I am talking about Riesling in Slovakia!
The first name that pops up when you mention Riesling and Slovakia on google is Egon Muller.
He makes an amazing Riesling wine in Slovakia named Kastiel Bela Riesling.
For this Riesling Muller collaborates with the castle owner Baron Georg Ullman de Baronyava.
The estate lies in the region Sturovo on the Hungarian border.
There’s a lot of loess in the soil, which make interesting Riesling wines with a base flavor of peach and notes of spices, wet stone and some smokey touches.
There grows about 998ha of Riesling in Slovakia and most is planted in Pezinok.
Pezinok lies about 20km north west from Bratislava.
The climate is continental and has modest rainfall.
Most rain falls in march, which isn’t that great for flowering but ok.
In Pezinok there’s a festival which dates back to the 13th century.
Back then they celebrated in there cosy wine cellars, but nowadays it’s a real festival!
Most fantastic Rieslings is made in a village within Pezinok, called Modra.
Sources used are: the wine grape book by Jancis Robinson,… Websites: winesofslovakia.com, winesearcher.com and winespectator.com
Enjoy reading and see you the next RIESsearchING!