Slivovitz – single varietal
Vizovice slivovitz – single varietal
Vizovice slivovitz – single varietal is a fruit distillate prepared from a single variety of plums from our own orchards. At the RUDOLF JELINEK company we decided to bring you the best from the Vizovice region, which is famous for its tradition of plum growing. This is due to the favourable climatic conditions prevailing in the valley, which stretches from Otrokovice through Zlín and over to the Vizovice highlands - the gateway to the Beskids. This gave rise to the 16th century tradition of making Slivovitz, which the Jelinek master distillers have maintained until today.
Vizovice region once renowned for the cultivation of plums, a century ago was able to boast of more than 70 thousand plum trees. Forced collectivization during the fifties of the last century, however, meant the destruction of those trees which grew on the borders between fields.
For this reason we decided in 2003 to re-establish the plans of the founders of the RUDOLF JELINEK company, the Jelinek family, which were unfortunately interrupted by a cruel twist of fate, World War II, and then further by the advent of a centrally planned economy. We have therefore established our own orchard in the area of Vizovice called Těchlov, the slope of the valley, in which Vizovice is located. In this orchard we have been reaping a harvest of plums since 2008.
Ripened mash from various cultivated varieties of plums are subjected to three-stage distillation. The distillate is left to for 365 days, during this aging process large amounts of aroma and flavour are released in the slivovitz, so that the end result is characteristic of the sweet aroma of plums, complemented by an almond aroma from the pits, giving a delicate, sweet and fruity flavour.
We bring you the fruits of this labor-intensive and time-consuming manual work of patience, from 2011 in a limited edition of Vizovice slivovitz – single varietal. Best enjoyed at room temperature, when its flavour and aroma can develop fully.
The 2009 edition is brought to you in 132 bottles of Vizovice slivovitz – Cacanska rodna.