EL, Rosé sparkling wine, classical method 2020
Vipava Valley, SW SLOVENIA
60 % Chardonnay, 40 % Pinot noir
Potoče, Pliska, Nad hišo
August 21 2022
12.0 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
Base wine: pressing of whole grapes, must sedimentation and joint controlled fermentation of both varieties in the same tank. Quick first transfer without sulphurisation. Mixing fine yeast sediment for two months, followed by protein and tartar stabilization.
Secondary fermentation: start March 15 2021, duration 45 days.
Lying on yeast minimum 15 months.
Deguage: successive, maximum 200 bottles at a time without adding expedition liqueur and sulfur.
The wine has playful rosé shades, dense, permanent chains of fine bubbles. On the nose fresh berries and roses, on taste extreme freshness that emphasizes the dryness. The overall impression is rounded off by already perceptible tertiary notes of apple chips. The wine belongs to a niche of sparkling wines.
Food and Wine
Due to its lightness, the wine is suitable as an aperitif and can be offered at various banquets, and due to its freshness, it is a suitable accompaniment to all fish dishes, both raw and grilled, various risottos and pasta.
Weather Characteristics of Vintages:
One of the calmest vintages of recent years. Although the beginning of vegetation was late due to the prolonged winter, the whole vegetation year was characterized by stress-free weather phenomena. Flowering of early varieties began in late May and ended with Cabernet Sauvignon in late June. June and July were pleasant, not too hot, with an optimal amount of rainfall. The onset of ripening was slightly later than average and even the moderately warm August did not accelerate the ripening of the grapes. At the end of August, the daily presence of wind (bora) accelerated the concentration of sugar. September was dry and the harvest proceeded smoothly. The choice of technological maturity has thus been simplified. Harvest began on August 21 (sparkling wine), ended on October 9 (cabernet sauvignon).
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