Pinot Gris 2017
Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
100% Pinot Gris
Potoče (1.0 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.),
Pliska (0.5 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 12 years, single guyot training system.
Podgornik – vineyard Vrtovin; Nusdorfer – vineyard Vrtovin; Vidmar – vineyard Branik; Bone – vineyard Skrilje, Pavlica – vineyard Dornberk, Brataševec – vineyard Male Žablje / breg Plače
November 2017 – June 2018 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)
30 000 bottles / 2500 cases
13.5 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
The grapes are not crashed before pressing, the juice is stainless steel tank fermented, four months of active batonage, filtrated before bottling.
Wine is smooth, rich in taste – fruity with a lot of refreshing impressions. Its dominating note is fresh melon, followed by summer pear, green apple and lemon skin notes.
Food and Wine
Recommended with all gently seasoned seafood, pastas and risottos, also well with white meat.
Weather Characteristics of Vintages:
Early spring, budding in March. At the end of April strong spring frost follows in the lowest areas. Blooming finished in May. Conditions for the growth of grapes are optimal. Exchange of longer sunny and shorter rainy periods follows. In August a very early beginning of ripening slowed down owing to a longer dry period with extremely high temperatures (40 C). In September follows a very long period of rainy weather, which ends with a strong north-east wind / burja in the last week. Harvest of early varieties in late August, of medium and late varieties together at the same time at the end of September.