ERZETIC Sivi Pinot Amphora 2012


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Winery: Erzetic

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 amphora · 100% pinot gris · 13.5% alcohol

Vinification: The grapes are macerated for 1 day in the vinificator, after which they are pressed. The wine then spends 18 months in new barriques, followed by another 12 months of amphora-ageing. Filtering, bottling, followed by at least 6 months ageing in the bottle.

Tasting notes: Golden-pink colour. Rich aromas of minerals, graphite and herbs as well as floral notes and ripe fruit. A rich and creamy mouthfeel with a subtle salty tang and a long finish.

Food pairing: Pairs well with spicy Oriental dishes, paté, octopus, mushrooms and oven-baked fish dishes.

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