🇸🇰SLOVAKIA


SLOVAKIA IS–   Regions6      @Bratislava

  • WHITE= Breslava, Dievcie Hrozno, Devin, Milia, Noria, Palava
    • International  Veltlinske Zelene AKA=Grunner Veltliner 15%, Vlassky Rizling AKA=Welschriesling 13%, Muller-Thurgau 9%, Rynasky Rizling AKA=Riesling 7%, Pinot Biely AKA=Pinot Blanc 15%, Chardonnay, Feteasca Regala, Furmint, Silvanske Zelene AKA=Silvaner, Semillon, Tramin Cerveny AKA=Gewurztraminer, Veltinske Cervene Skore AKA=Roter Veltliner, Viognier
  • RED= Modry Portugal AKA=Blauer Portugieser, Andre, Dunaj, Hetera, Hron, Nitranka, Norenet, Rimava, Rudava, Torysa, Vah
    • International  Frankovka Modra AKA=Blaufrankish 9%, Svatavavrinecke AKA=Santk Laurent 6%, Cabernet Moravia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Domina, Dornfelder, Dadarka, Merlot, Syrah

GEOGRAPHY HEMISPHERE-Northern, REGION-Central Europe, COUNTY-Slovakia, LATITUDE: 48.6° N

  • BORDERS- Czech Republic(North-West), Hungary(South), Austria(West), Poland(North), Ukraine(East)
  • Sub-Zones Juznoslovenska, Malokarpatska, Nitrianska, Stredoslovenska, Tokaj, Vychodoslovenska
  • Landlocked Country, On Edge of Western Europe/ Eastern Europe.

TOPOGRAPHY  North– “Flat/ Rolling” |   South– “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”

  • SLOPES/ Carpathian Mountains,  On~Danube~River~(North)

SOILS  Metamorphic”, “Volcanic“, ”Sedimentary

  • **Refer to “TERROIR/ Geology & Soil” For Detailed Information On Soils.

CLIMATE  Continental   Summers– Warm, Dry   |   Winters– Cold, Wet

VITICULTURE 16,000 ha. Planted, (White 75%/ Red 25%)

  • #34 In Grape Production, #41 In Wine Consumption In World

VINICULTURE Still,  White,  Red,  Blends,  Orange  Sparkling

HISTORY

  • Pre-1919– @Slovakia– Part of Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 1919– @Slovakia– Eastern Half of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1993– @Slovakia– Spilt From Czech Republic, Becoming Independent.

CULTURESlovakia AKA=The Slovak Republic

  • GASTRONOMY…                  |           CHEESE
  • ASSOCIATIONS~  ~Wines of Slovakia~
  • ACADEME~  ~VSSVVM.~  @Modra
    • Specialization~ Research and Breeding Station For Enology and Viticulture
  • CONTENTIOUS ISSUE!  Who Gets Credit For Originally Producing Tokaj?
    • Slovakia and Hungary Have Been Disputing the Origins of Tokaj For Hundreds of Years,. In 2004 the Dispute Was Settled and Now Both Countries Can Refer to the Name Tokaj On Their Bottles.

GOING THERE

  • RIVER CRUISE– Take a Danube River Cruise to See and Better Understand the Geography and Topography.

SLOVAKIA WINE LAWS

  • GOVERNING BODY
  • LAWS GOVERNING-  Geographic Boundaries, Topography
    • Label Requirement
    • Wines With Protected Geographic Indication
    • Wines Without Protected Geographic Indication

GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMERTo Fully Benefit From “Demystifying “The Vine” as Well as the World of Wine a Detailed Understanding of Slovakia’s Geography and Topography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions.  Sections In Slovakia Are Organized In a “North to South”/ “East to West” Orientation and is Intended to Be Read and Memorized as So.



MALOKARPATSKA “Lesser Carpathian”   @Bratislava

  • WHITE= Dievcie Hrozno, Feteasca Regala, Furmint
    • International Veltinske Zelene 21%, Rizling Vlassky 14%, Muller Thugau 12%, Pinot Biely 7%, Rynsky Rizling 5%, Chardonnay, Dievcie Hrozno, Muskat Ottenel, Muskat Moravsky, Silvanske Zelene, Veltlindke Cervene Skore
  • RED= Svatovavrinecke 8%, Modry Portugal
    • International  Frankovka Modra 5%, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia(West), North-East of Bratislava-City(+1 km.), @Hw.#D2/ E58
    •  “Non-Contiguous(6)”
    • BORDERS– Czech Republic(North-West), Austria(West), Nitrianska(East), Juznoslovenska(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, SLOPES/ Lesser Carpathian Mountain Range, PLAIN
  • CLIMATE-  Continental
  • VITICULTURE– 5,588 ha. Planted
    • -Estate/ Producers- Golguz, Krakovany, Mlecnik(Nat.Pro.) Modra, Villa Vino Raca,
      Vino Matysak
  • CULTURE– Matokarpatska AKA=Little Carpathian
  • SUB-ZONES Of MALOKARPATSKA
    • SKALICKY–     @Skalica
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(NorthWest)
    • SASTIN STRAZE–      @Sastin Strave
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(NorthWest)
    • STUPAVSKY–      @Stupava
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(SouthWest)
    • PEZINOK–      @Bratislava
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(South-West)
    • MODRANSKY–      @Modro
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(Central)
    • DOL’ANSKY–      @Dol’any
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(Central)
    • ORESANSKY–      @Oresany
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(East)
    • VRBOVE–      @Vrbove
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(East)
    • HLOHOVECKY–       @Hlohovecky
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(East)
    • TRNAVSKY–     @Trnava
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(SouthCentral)
    • SENECKY–      @Senec
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Malokarpatska(South)

JUZNOSLOVENSKA     @Bratislava

  • WHITE= Irsai Oliver, Dievcie Hronzo
    • International Veltlinske Zelene 19%, Vlassky Rizling 18%, Chardonnay, Muller-Thurgua, Pinot Biely, Rynsky Rizing
  • RED= Frankovka Modra 9%, Svatovavrinecke 7%, Andre
    • International Cabernet Sauvginon
  • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia(South-West), South-East of Bratislava(+1 km.), @Hw.#64/ 75
    • BORDERS: Hungary(South), Malokarpatska(North-West), Nitrianska(North-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly”
    • On~Voh/ Nitro~Rivers~Tributaries~Danube~River~
  • VITICULTURE–  ?  haPlanted
    • -Estate/ Producers- Bela-Rivel, Bott Frigyes, Egon Muller, Vintop Karko Primavin, Virex
  • CULTURE– Juznoslovenska AKA=Southern Slovakia
  • SUB-ZONES Of JUZNOSLOVENSKA
    • SAMARINSKY–     @Samorin
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(West)
    • GALANTSKY–      @Galanta
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(NorthCentral)
    • DUNAJSKOSTREDSKY–      @Dunajska Streda
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(West-Central)
    • PALARIKOVSKY–      @Palarikovo
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(Central)
    • KOMARNANSKY–      @Komarno
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(South)
    • STREKOVSKY–      @Strekov
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(East)
    • HURBANOVSKY–      @Hurbanovo
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(East)
    • STUROVSKY–      @Sturovo
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Juznoslovenska(East)

NITRIANSKA     @Nitra

  • WHITE= Feteasca Regala 5%, Dievcie Hrozno 4%, Devin, Irsai Oliver, Veltlinske Cervene Skore

    • International Veltlinske Zelene 22%, Vlassky Rizling 20%, Muller-Thurgua 8%, Pinot Biely, Rynsky Rizing, Sauvignon Blanc, TRamin Cerveny
  • RED= Svatovavrinecke 7%, Frankovka Modra 6%, Andre
  • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia(West-Interior), @Hw.#64/ E58
    • BORDERS– Malokarpatska(West), Junoslovenska(South-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, SLOPES/
  • VITICULTURE– ?  haPlanted
    • -Estate/ Producers- Sintavan, Slobodne, Vino Nichta, Vino Nitra, Vinarstvo Trnovec
  • CULTURE– Nitrianska AKA=Nitra
  • SUB-ZONES Of NITRIANSKA
    • RADOSINSKY–      @Radosina
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(North-West)
    • SINTAVSKY–      @Sintava
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(West)
    • NITRIANSKY–     @Nitra
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(West-Central)
    • ZLATOMORAVECKY–     @Zlate Moravce
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(Central)
    • VRYBELSKY–     @Vrable
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(Central)
    • SURANY–      @Surany
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(South-Central)
    • LEVICE–     @Levice
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(East)
    • PUKANEC–      @Pukanec
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(East)
    • ZELIEZOVSKY–     @Zeliezovce
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Nitrianska(East)

STREDOSLOVENSKA  “Central Slovakia”   @

  • WHITE= Veltinske Zelene 17%, Rizling Vlassky 11%, Pinot Biely 10%, Rynsky Rizling 10%, Muller Thugau 8%, Dievcie Hrozno, Feteasca Regala, Furmint
    • International Tramin Cerveny 4%, Chardonnay, Muskat Ottenel, Muskat Moravsky, Veltlindke Cervene Skore
  • RED= Svatovavrinecke 8%
    • International  Frankovka Modra 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia(South), @Hw.#E58/ 75
    • BORDERS: Hungary(South), Nitrianska(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling”, SLOPES/
    • On~      River~Tributary~Danube~River~
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic”, Andhesite, Loam, Clay
  • CLIMATE-  Continental
  • VITICULTURE– 2,320haPlanted
    • -Estate/ Producers- Argo-Movino(150ha.), Vino Kurcik(20ha.), Vino Natural
  • CULTURE– Stredoslovenska AKA=Central Slovakai
  • SUB-ZONES Of STREDOSLOVENSKA
    • SEBECHLEBY
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(West)
    • SAHY
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(West)
    • VINICA
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(West)
    • MODRY KAMEN
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(West-Central)
    • FIL’AKOVO
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(East-Central)
    • RIMAVSKA SOBOTA
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(East)
    • TORNALA
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Stredoslovenska(East)

VYCHODOSLOVENSKA       @

  • WHITE= Dievcie Hrozno
    • International Vlassky Rizling 35%, Muller Thurgau 9%, Rizling Rynsky 8%, Pinot Biely, Pinot Gri, Sauvignon Blanc, Tramin Cerveny
  • RED= Frankovka Modra 10%, Andre
  • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia(East), @Hw.#16, “Non-Contigouos(3)”
    • Sub-Zones- West     North      South
    • BORDERS– Hungary(South), Ukraine(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY-“Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous”
    • SLOPES/ Vihorlat Mountains, +Alt.100mt.-250mt.
    • On~Lake~Zemplinska Sirava~
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic”, ”Volcanic“, Sand, Silt Sub-Soils
  • VITICULTURE– 1,700 haPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Barko Vinum, Chonkovce, Fundus Regis
  • CULTURE– Vychodoslovenska AKA=Eastern Slovakia
  • SUB-ZONES Of VYCHODOSLOVENSKA
    • MOLDAVSKY–     @Moldava Nad Bodvou
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Vychodoslovenska(West)
    • MICHALOVSKY–     @Michalvce
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Vychodoslovenska(North)
    • SOBRANSKY–      @Sobrance
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Vychodoslovenska(North-East)
    • KRAL’ OVSKOCHLMECKY–      @Kral’Ovsky Chlmec
      • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia, REGION-Vychodoslovenska(South)

TOKAJ     @

  • WHITE= Furmit, Koverszolo, Lipovina AKA=Harslevelu, Zeta
    • International– Muskat Zity AKA=Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains
  • GEOGRAPHY– Slovakia(SouthEast), @Hw.#75
    • VILLAGES– Bara, Mala Trna, Slovenske Nove Mesto, Vinicky
    • BORDERS– Hungary(South-West), Vychodoslovenska(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Flat/ Rolling”, On~Tisza/ Bodrog~Rivers~
  • SOILS= “Metamorphic”, ”Volcanic“, Clay, Loess
  • VITICULTURE-565 ha. Planted,   Botrytis
    • Estate/ Producers- J & J Ostrozovic, Macik, Tokay & Co, In Vino Tokay, Zlata Putna, Zlaty Strapec
  • CULTURE– Treaty of Trianon- 1920
    • Czecchoslovakia(Now Slovakia) Split From Hungary and the Vineyards of Tokaji Were at the Middle of it All.


**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced