Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2020


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2020

Variety:

100% Pinot Gris


Wineyard:

Tilia estate:
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.
Partner farms:
Podgornik – vineyard Vrtovin; Nusdorfer – vineyard Vrtovin; Vidmar – vineyard Branik; Bone – vineyard Skrilje, Pavlica – vineyard Dornberk, Brataševec – vineyard Male Žablje / breg Plače


Soil:

marl, clay


Wine Yield:

50 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

November 2020 – June 2021 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)


Production:

20 000 bottles / 1700 cases


Alcohol:

13.5 vol. %


Sugar:

2.6 g/L


Acid:

5.98 g/L


PH:

3.28


Recomended serving temperature

10-12°C


Wine Technology:

The grapes are not crushed before pressing, the juice is stainless steel tank fermented, four months of active batonage, filtrated before bottling.


Wine Description:

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:

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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