GRAPES: 100% SAUVIGNON BLANC
SKIN CONTACT: 30 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 ultra rich wine is made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes, with 50% having botrytis, a "noble rot" that concentrates the sugars in the grape and adds a rich flavor to the wine. The grapes spend a month macerating on the skins while undergoing spontaneous fermentation. The wine then ages for 1 year in massive old oak barrels, unracked. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, with a small dose of S02.
Tasting notes: full-bodied, honey, underripe apricot, almond paste, lemon, long finish
Pairing: burnt leeks + sundried tomatoes
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!