Pinot Gris 2022
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 2022 – June 2023 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)
23 000 bottles / 1900 cases
13.5 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
The grapes are not crushed 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:
The word dry probably best describes this vintage. What’s more, next to 2003, the vintage will go down as the driest in the winery’s history so far. Until the beginning of the harvest on October 17 (harvest of sparkling wine), there was only a third of the usual amount of precipitation (less than 300 l). The relatively late start of vegetation in April was followed by four extremely dry months with almost no precipitation. The need for spraying and protecting the vineyards was minimal, with the lowest pesticide consumption to date. The dry period during the growing season showed how important the winegrower’s experience and knowledge are. Only vineyards with moderate growth, appropriate crop and the right technology managed to survive in a proper condition. Early harvest allowed for a suitable ratio between sugars and acids. The wines are therefore slightly lighter but fresh and playful. The harvest took a long time, almost 50 days passed between the harvest for the sparkling wine and the cabernet sauvignon. The vintage can be described as unique but excellent.
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