GRAPES: 100% PINOT GRIGIO
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 Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris) grapes that are hand-harvested and spend 10 days macerating on the skins while undergoing spontaneous fermentation without temperature control. The wine ages for 2 years in massive old oak barrels before being bottled unfined, unfiltered, minimal added S02.
Tasting notes: medium-bodied, rose petals, rhubarb, blood orange, tomato, dried basil
Pairing: arugula salad w/ balsamic + candied walnuts
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!