Hues of pale red as a consequence of extended maceration. Nose receives an elegant balance of red fruits and a hint of wooden bouquet. Taste is rounded, medium strong, with herbal and fruity notes. Carries enough boost to support a decent dish. Food pairing goes also with asparagus-based dishes, poultry and creamy sauces. Ageing from 8-10 years.
Variety: Sivi Pinot (Pinot Gris)
Region: Bizeljsko, Lower Styria, Slovenia
Vineyards: 14-23 years, 350 metres above sea level, N and E exposure.
Soil: Slate, clay and sandstone.
Harvest: Hand-picked, end of September.
Vinification: 4 weeks of maceration together with spontaneous fermentation, no temperature control. No filtration.
Maturation: 24 months in used 500 L barrels.
Sugar level: Dry
Alcohol content: 13.0 % vol
Bottles: 0.75 L
Serving temperature: 12-16°C