GRAPES: 100% RIBOLLA GIALLA"
SKIN CONTACT: 10 DAYS
REGION: FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA, ITALY
Vinification method: The Klanjscek winery is located on the hills of Collio (Gorizia), near the same fabled region that legends such as Gravner and Radikon hail. They've farmed about 4 hectares of vines since 2017, certified organic in 2019. The family has been involved in farming for a long time - back in the 70s the family grandmother Hedvika owned a seasonal tavern where she sold vegetable dishes grown in a local agriturismo. The large family still embraces the moral and material legacy of their grandparents, evolving their family agriculture business into a respected winery. The outline of a farmer on all their labels pays tribute to their grandfather Mirko, who lived in the vineyard in his "slamnik" hat for much of his life.
This wine comes from Ribolla Gialla grapes that are hand-harvested from Ponka (a marl and sandstone blend) soils. 40% of the grapes in this wine have botrytis, a "noble rot" that concentrates the sugars in the grapes and adds a rich depth of flavor to the wine. They macerate for 10 days on the skins, with 4 punchdowns daily. After spontaneous fermentation with no temperature control, the wine ages for 1 year in massive old oak barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, minimal added S02.
Tasting notes: full-bodied, ripe peach, sea spray, lemon, banana, pineapple
Pairing: cuban-style pork tenderloin
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!