This wine is a perfect example of the quality of the fruit being produced from the Collio region. With regard to the climate, soil structure and relief, wine experts consider Slovenia to be one of the most interesting wine areas in the world. Natural conditions for winemaking are good; however, this is only the first part of the ‘magic’ from which wine is produced.
80 to 100 million liters of wine are produced annually in Slovenia. According to the amount of produced wine at the global level, this is a minuscule amount. However, on a global scale, Slovenian wines are quite important and known for their quality and taste. Almost 70% of Slovenian wines fulfill the criteria for quality and premium wines, which is definitely a result of a highly-developed wine culture and demanding wine lovers.
Fresh white peach and river stone notes intrigue the nose. On the palate this wine pours forth fresh green apple flavors filling the mouth with fresh crisp acids
Best with lighter fare such as shellfish, grilled seafood, chicken, and it would be exceptionally charming with a buttery alfredo pasta!
Type: Wine - Still - White
Grape: Pinot Grigio
AVA: Goriska Brda
PRODUCER NOTES: Vines are 20 – 35 years old on a plot of land at the foot of Mont Ventoux at 1500 ft elevation. Higher altitude coupled with superb sun exposure produces fruit of exceptional quality rarely found at this price-point. Elaboration: Tradition vinification. fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats after a short maceration period. The wine spends time in the bottle before being released.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby color with purple tints. Intense and expressive nose of cherries and raspberries, and fresh floral notes. It reveals a round and full palate. The balance of flavor emphasizes an aromatic richness with spicy accents and fine aromas of thyme and rock rose.
PAIRINGS: This grenache would pair perfectly with grilled, stewed and braised meats like beef, veal, pork, chicken and of course game. It would also hold up well to hearty dishes like Kris’s favorite cassoulet and it's a good match for less spicy styles of Asian cooking.
Type: Wine - Still - Red
Producer: La Bastide
Region: Rhone Valley, France
Grapes: 100% Grenache
AVA: Mont Ventoux