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: Orange · 50% gewürztraminer, 25% pinot gris, 25% chardonnay · 14.5% alcohol
Vinification: Cold maceration (contact with the skins) for 2 days, followed by temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine then ages 18 months, 50% in barriques, 50% in old oak barrels.
Tasting notes: A deep golden-yellow wine. Floral aromas, followed by vanilla, other spices, wood and tobacco. A full-bodied wine, with beautifully balanced acidity and a long finish.
Food pairing: This wine pairs nicely with white or red meat and cheese.