What should you drink with renowned trdelník? Skalica has a wine of its own

Skalica’s special feature is so-called búdy, cabins located directly in vineyards.

When visiting the home of the famous dessert, Skalický Trdelník, Skalica locals are sure to introduce you to the charms of their local red wine, Skalický Rubín. Not everyone knows how well these two local delicacies go together.

“Everybody says dry red wine can’t go with sweet cake, but after tasting this combination they were surprised to find how tasty it really is,” Ľudovít Bránecký, head of the Záhorie Wine Route, of which Skalica is a part, told The Slovak Spectator.

Skalický Trdelník cake was registered as Slovakia’s first product within the EU scheme, which promotes and protects local quality agricultural products and foodstuffs, when it won the Protected Geographical Indication label in 2007. The dry red wine, Skalický Rubín, joined 10 years later when it received the Protected Designation of Origin label.

The red dry cuvée Skalický Rubín, Skalica’s Ruby, is a terroir wine produced exclusively from Blaufränkish (Frankovka modrá), Saint Laurent (Svätovavrinecké) and Blue Portugal (Modrý Portugal). Blaufränkish is prominent in the wine, and it needs to comprise at least 70 percent of the final wine. Grapes for the Rubín must originate from vineyards exclusively around Vintoperk Hill in the White Carpathian mountains on a territory of about 50 square kilometres.

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