Date of establishment: 1980
Location: Visnjevik, Goriska Brda, Primorska
Winemaker: Located in Slovenia’s westernmost region, the Erzetic winery is managed by Andrej Erzetic. Founded in 1725, to this day it is still a family company where the cherished tradition of winemaking has been handed down from generation to generation with great conviction. The first vintage was bottled here in 1980, which is remarkable considering that Slovenia was still a communist country at the time and that most winemakers brought their wine to the cooperative in those days. The mineral-rich soil and a mild climate, that is tempered by the sea and the mountains, combine to create a range of unique, international award-winning wines.
Type: Dry white · 100% rebula (organic) · 12.5% alcohol
Vinification: After pressing, controlled fermentation at 15 °C, sur lie ageing, filtering and bottling.
Tasting notes: Straw-yellow wine with aromas of citrus and fruit blossom. Fresh, fruity mouthfeel with beautifully-balanced alcohol and acidity. The fruity aromas make way for a subtle yeasty aroma, as a result of the sur lie ageing. The surprising hint of minerality lends the wine a slightly salty tang, leaving you wanting more.
Food pairing: Makes a nice pre-dinner drink. Perfectly compatible with vegetable tempura, prosciutto, risottos, shellfish, all kinds of fish dishes and much more.