Date of establishment: 1928
Location: Vrhpolje, Vipava Valley, Primorska
Winemaker: The Krapez Winery was founded by Josef Krapez at the beginning of the 20th century. What began as part of a cooperative had 50 years later, under the management of his son Josef Junior, developed into an independent, mature winery that follows its own approach. In the 1990s, the third generation of the Krapez family went a step further, bottling their own wine. Today the winery is reaping the fruits of this quest of several years for quality and unicity.
Type: Dry white · 100% pinela · 12.5% alcohol
Vinification: Short cold maceration (contact with the skins), followed by (temperature-controlled) fermentation in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is finally transferred to large oak barrels (2,000 l) where it ages for 6 months. Only spends a short time ageing in the bottle.
Tasting notes: A lemon-yellow white wine with aromas of apple, grapefruit and tropical fruit such as pineapple and lychee. A fresh white wine with a little more acidity.
Food pairing: Great with oily fish (e.g. salmon, mackerel, tuna), young cheeses and light pastas.