If you ever had a glass of wine you should be able to differ Cviček from any other wine. Simply by its colour. It is not white, nor red, not even orange or rosé. It is Cviček.
There are many mean stories about this bright red wine from Dolenjska region (Lower Carniola region) and sometimes they might be close to the truth. But, to show you otherwise, I am presenting Cviček od fare, wine created by House of Wines Frelih (Hisa vina Frelih) that received Award Commended in London. This is the first time Cviček got any sort of recognition outside Slovenia.
Cviček is protected in Slovenia, but when we joined European Union this wine was not recognized as wine because it has low level of alcohol, only about 8%. Now this has changed, Cviček is indeed wine. It is also appreciated by diabetics, since it has low sugar level, which is of course because of low alcohol level.
Still wondering the secret of such bright red? Or unsure if you would see the difference in colour?
I posted two pictures above, left being Cviček and right Modra Frankinja.I think you can spot the difference from far away. And, as you might have guessed, right one consists of only red grapes and left one is made of red and white grapes, which is not very common in the world. But as I told you at the beginning, Cviček is the most different of them all....
After writing a blog in Slovenian language for 10 years I have finally come to my sense and started writing one in English as well.