Mario Extrême

Wine to sublime! Almost dark, amber-like colour manifests long-lasting maceration of this sparkling blend. On the nose, it exhibits notes of herbs and overripe fruits. Aromas unexpected for a bubbly. Taste brings crispiness, along will spices and rich fruits. End is very straightforward but rounded. This bubbly is a perfect surprise for your enthusiastic, “know-it-all” wine friends. Food pairing can be utmost rewarding, especially combinations with delicate and slightly spicier dishes, such as “fish brodet”. Ageing potential says at least 15 years.

Vintage: Predominately 2014

Variety: Renski rizling (Riesling), Chardonnay, Sivi Pinot (Pinot Gris), Traminec (Traminer), Muškat Ottonel (Muscat Ottonel)

Region: Bizeljsko, Lower Styria, Slovenia

Vineyards: 14-35 years, 320 metres above sea level, S and E exposure.

Soil: Marl, slate, clay and sandstone.

Harvest: Hand-picked, second half of September.

Vinification: Maceration and spontaneous fermentation for 8 months without added yeasts or sulphur. Secondary fermentation after 24 months during the harvest, using natural yeasts. No filtration.

Maturation: 24 months in used 225 L barrels, 12 months in the bottle.

Sugar level: Dry.

Alcohol content: 12 % vol

Bottles: 0.75 L

Serving temperature: 8-12°C