Slovak winemakers can officially sell Young Wine for a week. That is, the wine they produced in the same calendar year in which they also harvested the grapes. The Wine Act clearly states that Young wines are forbidden to be marketed in bottles before the first Monday in November.
After burčiak, young wine is the first harbinger of what the new vintage will bring. Winemakers say that while Young wines are full of flavor, fresh and can intoxicate, they are still immature. Young wines can be very well combined with many dishes. They are suitable, for example, for roasted goose, whose season is just peaking.
Large and small wineries are involved in the production of Young Wine, which our Czech brothers do not call anything other than St. Martin's. For them, it is a welcome source of quick income at a time when this year's wine will still be aged in barrels for a few months.