Monday, September 30, 2013

Slovakian Wine Dinner

(w/ The Ambassador of Slovakia @ Sriwijaya Restaurant, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, 10 September 2013)

Photos: Hans Danial

Amuse Bouche
Tuna and crab roll with avocado relish
tobiko caviar and coriander juice
Muskat Morav – Karpat Perla 2012

Canadian scallop with cepes mushroom duxelle
melted tomato in mild garlic and chilli sauce
Rulandske Biele – Golguz 2012

Ice Breaker
Green apple and basil granite
L’adove Vino – Golguz 2012

Main Course
Pan Roasted Australian angus beef fillet
with baby spinach spring roll foie and caramelized onion
Alibernet – Karpatska Perla 2009

Assorted imported cheese with dry fruit compote
Dunaj Hrosienkovy Vyber – Elesko 2011
Veltlin Zeleny – Golguz 2011

Banana and red bean beignet with black rice risotto and palm sugar ice cream
Tokaj 5 Putnovy 2011

Slovakia Wines

Slovakia is home to almost 400 active winemakers producing variety or branded quality wines with protected geographic indication and attribute wines with protected indication of origin from the 19 634 hectares of vineyards in 390 municipalities in 6 main wine regions. Slovak winemakers may be vine-growers themselves, they can posses relationship with the growers in neighbouring regions and buying the grapes from them or both. There are many places in Slovakia where you can get close to the wine as one can imagine.

Styles of Slovak wines       
Slovak wines are classified according to origin, maturity level of the grapes and the used technology. Slovak wine law is in compliance with the European wine legislation.

Categories of Still Wines are depending on the controlled origin, yields, must-weight levels and official quality control.

Three general quality designations are recognized:
Wine without geographic indication - Víno bez zemepisného označenia 

Wine with protected goegraphic indication  - Víno s chráneným zemepisným označením

Wine with protected indication of origin - Víno s chráneným označením pôvodu  

Where traditional terms quality wine akostné víno and quality wine with attribute akostné víno s prívlastkom can be used. Attribute  indicates potential alcohol and technique used - Cabinet kabinetné, Late harvest Neskorý zber, Grapes selection Výber z hrozna, Berry or Raisin selection bobuľový or hrozienkový výber, Nobly rotten raisin selection cibébový výber, Ice wine ľadové víno or Straw wine slamové víno.         

Sparkling wines are obtained by first or second alcoholic fermentation from fresh grapes, grape must and from wine. Depending on the used technology, grape varieties and the origin, there are various categories of Slovak Sparkling wines.