GRAPES: 100% SIVI PINOT
SKIN CONTACT: 30 DAYS
REGION: GORIŠKA BRDA, SLOVENIA
The Štekar family had humble beginnings in the Goriška Brda zone of Slovenia back in 1985, when Roman Štekar began the winery alongside a small agriturismo. Today, his son Jure runs the winery in the stunning hills of western Slovenia, being at least the 4th generation of winemakers with family history dating back to the 1700's. Originally, they were farmers for a nearby cooperative until the cellar took form, and now they are dedicated to farming 11 hectares of vines nestled within another 22 hectares of cherry orchards.
Sivi Pinot is a Slovenian Pinot Grigio, with grapes coming from the famous Opoka (or marl) soils that are common in this area. The soil is what gives Sivi Pinot its extra mineral, aromatic personality. After a hand harvest, the grapes are destemmed and spend 30 days macerating in stainless steel with 2-3 punchdowns a day. The wine was then moved to large French oak casks and aged for 11 months before it was bottled. Unfined, unfiltered, no added S02.
medium-bodied, hibiscus, wild strawberry, mushroom, white flowers, orange zest, mineral
Pairings: chicken pot pie
Mix and match 3, 6 or 12 bottles!