Vino Vdovjak Wine Too I NV
Matúš Vdovjak makes wine in the Tokaj region of Slovakia - based in the small village of Velka Trna, close to the borders of Ukraine and Hungary. His winemaking career started in the cellars of a conventional wine producer where he realised that the only way to express terroir to its full potential is a low-intervention approach - both in the vineyards and the cellar. Matúš works with the signature Tokaj grape varieties: Furmint, Lipovina (Hárslevelű) and Yellow Muscat, however, patches of Muscat Ottonel and Welschriesling can be found in his vineyards too. Matúš is spearheading natural wine production in the region and along with two of his winemaking friends, started a group promoting this winemaking approach called Tokaj Underground. Under this project, they keep the classical, rustic way of wine production alive, although they are not afraid of experimenting and pushing the boundaries including through the use of Georgian amphoras. His annual production is around 10,000 bottles.
A blend of vintage single varietal white wines - Furmint 2017, Hárslevelű (Lipovina) 2018 and Furmint 2020. All grapes were hand-harvested in the vineyards. The Furmint 2017 was aged in wooden barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks. The blended wines were
finished in 150L barrels for a couple of months then bottled directly from barrels, no filtration.