Nostra

Nostra 2021


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2021

Variety:

white blend


Wineyard:

Tilia estate:
Potoče (1.0 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.),
Pliska (0.5 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.)
average plant age 13 years, single guyot training system


Soil:

marl


Wine Yield:

50 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

February 2023


Production:

1300 / 110 cases


Alcohol:

13.5 vol. %


Sugar:

2.3 g/L


Acid:

6.32


PH:

3.20


Recomended serving temperature

10-12°C


Wine Technology:

First half of fermentation in stainless steel tank, second half in a new Slavonian oak barrique barrel (30 % new). 6 months of active batonaging.


Wine Description:

Wine is smooth, fresh, medium bodied, fruity. Notes of ripe apple, vanilla, bread crust. The wine combines Pinot gris’ and Sauvignon’ freshness with chardonnay body. Oak acts as spice and is not intertwined with buttery notes usually expected in oak barrel aged wine. Hence the name Nostra – a combination od our varieties and freshness characteristic for our wines.


Food and Wine

Recommended with all spicy seafood, pastas and risottos, also well with white meat.


Weather Characteristics of Vintages:

The vintage is among those when nature determines what is right. Very low temperatures in early spring, more winter-like than spring-like (down to -7 ° C) destroyed early budding, however the vines were spared & classic spring frost didn’t occur. The cold caused the vine to struggle with the sun and rain throughout the vegetation to make up for lost time. Despite a relatively favorable summer, it lagged behind in the final ripening phase by one week. At the end of August a long period of extremely dry weather began. Dry and windy weather in early September concentrated everything that wildlife has created through photosynthesis – acids and sugar. Start of harvest 20 August (sparkling), conclusion 12 October (Merlot). The vintage is both rich in body and fresh, suitable for quick consumption as well as for maturing through the decade.


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