Winery: Burja (Demeter, vegan)
Date of establishment: 2001
Location: Podnanos, Vipava Valley, Primorska
Winemaker: Burja is Primoz Lavrencic’s brainchild. After working for the Sutor family estate for many years, he wanted to use the knowledge of winemaking he acquired there to take a new direction. He drew inspiration from traditional methods, adding his own contemporary twist. Instead of ageing the wine in barrels, he uses concrete eggs for a more homogeneous fermentation process. The combinations of grapes he uses to produce his wines are often inspired by the traditional old field blends. Primoz Lavrencic is a man with a strong vision and personality – much like his wine, for which he has earned several awards over the years.
Type: Unfiltered dry red · 100% pinot noir · 14% alcohol
Vinification: Maceration (contact with the skins) and fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20 days. Fermentation is done without adding cultivated yeasts. The unfiltered wine then spends 15 months in large oak barrels, after which it is bottled.
Tasting notes: Ruby-red with aromas of red fruit, raspberry, cherry, vanilla, cedar and mineral notes. This is a spicy pinot noir. A fruity wine with a complex flavour.
Food pairing: Can be served slightly chilled with pasta alle vongole. Also pairs well with lamb, game, poultry, tomatoes or fish (e.g. swordfish and tuna).