Classification: Quality varietal wine, aerated sparkling, rosé, semi-dry.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Flavour and sensory characteristics:
A fresh, sparkling wine with a salmon-raspberry pink colour and a distinctly fruity, attractive aroma of wild strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants. The palate is juicy and fruity, with strawberry-cream undertones and a rich structure of tangy acids.
Fresh fruit and vegetable salads, light creamy soups, creamy forest fruit desserts.
Wine service: at a temperature of 8 – 9 °C in closed chalices of 240 – 360 ml
Bottle maturity: 1 – 2 years
Wine-growing region: South Slovakia
Viticultural district: Strekovský
Wine-growing commune: Strekov
Vineyard hunting area: Pod vinohradmi
Soil: alkaline, loamy-clayey, marine deposit
Harvest date: 17.10.2022
Sugar content at harvest: 22,0 °NM
Alcohol (% vol.): 12,7
Residual sugar (g/l): 9,4
Acid content (g/l): 6,8
Volume (L): 0,75
The sparkling rosé wine was made from hand-harvested and sorted Cabernet Sauvignon grapes after several hours of maceration on the skins. The fermentation process was carried out using a pure culture of active wine yeasts in stainless steel vessels at a controlled temperature of 13-14 °C and was stopped before dry fermentation. The wine was then carbonated with carbon dioxide (CO2).
Balloon over the water mill
The beginning of ballooning is considered to be 1783, when the first hot air balloon took off. Unfortunately they used dirty, difficult to regulate heat sources to heat the air, which often resulted in various accidents. Things didn’t improve until two hundred years later when they switched to using propane gas. Meanwhile, in the early part of the last century they tried using balloons filled with hydrogen and helium. Although these balloons were safer, they remained very cumbersome: they had to release some of the gas as they descended, and again as they ascended, they had to eject sand from bags that were suspended from the sides of the basket.
This type of balloon can be seen on the label. It was brought by French craftsmen who were called by Tomas Bata to help him build a leather processing plant. The interest was enormous, the planned programme generous. But man changes, God changes.
Suddenly a strong wind began to blow and the rising air vortices caused that the balloon flight did not end according to the crew’s plans. As a result of bad manoeuvres and a sudden storm, the balloon was blown all the way to the bank of the Little Danube, to Tomášikov. Here they managed to land safely at the still functioning technical monument, the wheel water mill, which is shown in the picture. After disembarking, the passengers relieved the effects of stress with a good quality local moonshine, and together with the balloon, were transported to Nové Zámky by a truck of the leather factory – already in good spirits on the whole.