100% Laški Rizling (Welschriesling)
Whole cluster pressed and primary fermentation in tank with a separate smaller addition of a 10-day open vat macerated portion added at the end of fermentation
Notes & Pairings
Most of our notes just say to return for a Koline (traditional pig slaughter) and drink copious amounts of this wine. That said, the fruit comes from 40 year old vines planted by their grandparents from cuttings they brought back from Germany. Whole cluster pressed and primary fermentation in tank, but towards the end of fermentation a separate smaller addition of a 10-day open vat macerated portion is added. A skin contact floater of sorts. The macerated edge is there much like when just the right amount of dressing is added to a salad and the bitterness of the greens can still be gleamed. There’s nothing hyper-oxidative or amber, but it somehow carries all of this richness with only 12.5%.