Date of establishment: 1934
Location: Plitvica-Apache, Stajerska, Podravje
Winemaker: The Steyer Winery – which is run by Danilo Steyer – is located in North-East Slovenia, on the border with Austria. The estate comprises 16 hectares of vineyards, which are situated above the village of Plitvica. Steyer is best known for its gewürztraminers. The wines derive their character and taste from the combination of a relatively warm climate and the cool winds of the nearby Alps.
Type: Semi-dry white (11.6 gr residual sugar) · 100% gewürztraminer · 13.5% alcohol
Vinification: The wine undergoes cold maceration (contact with the skins) for 24 hours, followed by (temperature-controlled) fermentation and ageing in stainless steel tanks. Part of the wine (30%) spends 6 months ageing in old oak barrels for an even more complex end result. Light filtering before bottling.
Tasting notes: A bright, golden-yellow and very aromatic wine with impressions of roses and cloves. Very full mouthfeel with rich aromas of exotic fruit and citrus. This unique Gewürztraminer strikes a nice balance between sugars and acidity.
Food pairing: Great with Asian dishes and other spicy foods. Also highly compatible with foie gras or cheese, e.g. blue cheese.