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Taste the St. Catherine’s wine

The Slovak wine capital will introduce its most recent additions

In November, Modra is coming alive with the debut of young wine. It’s about time again to taste the young wine from this year and exactly this is the aim of this wine tasting event under Little Carpathians.

The best of Little Carpahian region has to offer can be found in the heart of the Little Carpathian Foothills when local wine makers from Modra and vicinity will offer their youngest wines. A part of the event will also be the benediction of the young wine.

The next edition of the traditional young wine tasting takes place at the end of November in Modra in the Ľudovít Štúr Cultural Centre. Both, lovers of old and young wine are always satisfied.

It is not merely a celebration of the tremendous effort and results of vintners from charming winery town of Modra and Little Carpathian Viticultural Area, but also of the local winers’ association’s pursuit to strengthen the historical awareness of local citizens hold for their own traditions.

While France celebrates the feast of young wines with Beaujolais nouveau, wine admirers in Modra are raising a glass of St Catherine’s, probably the most favourite young wine in Slovakia. The 21st year of the traditional young wine tasting will take place on Friday, 25 November at the Ľudovít Štúr Cultural Centre in Modra. Here you have the opportunity to savour excellent wines from the its wide surroundings.

The programme of the St. Catherine’s Young Wine Festival in Modra will include greeting of the guests by Chairman of the Vincúr association Mr. Vincent Jakubec, assessment of the wine-growing year of 2022 by Mr. Vladimír Sodoma, at 5 p. m. blessing of the young wines by Evangelical pastor Eva Oslíková and a Roman Catholic priest Jozef Mišík. And, of course, tasting of brought wine samples afterwards.

And why the St. Catherine’s young wines? Especially because at the end of November it is already possible to taste the first Slovak young white and rosé wines, which are already clarified and stabilized (cleared of wine sludge), so that the adherents of this delicious fluid in Modra can savour their captivating aroma and fresh acids typical for the Little Carpathian varieties, the harvest of which took place in September and October.

Only wine with a protected designation of origin may be described as ‘young wine’ if it is put up in consumer packagings no later than the end of the calendar year in which the grapes used for the production of that wine were harvested. Such wine may be marketed at the earliest on the first Monday of November of the year of the grape harvest. St. Catherine’s wine is a young wine where only a few weeks pass between harvesting and entering the market. It has a light colour and up to 12 percent alcohol.

Modra is, except of ceramic production and the place of work and final resting of Ľudovít Štúr, the key person of Slovak nationhood, famous also for its viticulture. Where else to look for great wine like in a pleasant townlet under the Little Carpathians.

Just a short way from Bratislava, in a pleasant atmosphere and in a great companion, this event not only celebrates the results of the year-round work of the winegrowers from the Little Carpathian region, but also aims to strengthen the historical awareness of the inhabitants of Modra for their own traditions.

Combine an autumn with a wine experience. Come to have a good time with your friends and have some lovely Modra wines.