THE THREE WINE AREAS

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THE THREE
WINE AREAS

Primorska is located in the South West of Slovenia, bordering Italy. This wine region is mostly influenced by a Mediterranean climate and is a very interesting wine region. The moderating influence of the Adriatic Sea, the mineral-­‐rich soils as well as the bora, is important for these sunny vineyards. The bora is the powerful, cool North East wind that blows through the vines in spring and autumn. It keeps the soil dry ensuring that only the strongest plants thrive. The wines from Primorje are often dry and rich in minerals, with modest acids and subtle aromas.

Podravje, in the North East, is the largest wine region in which three-­quarters of the white wine is produced. In the past, it was known for semi-­sweet wines with low alcohol content. Currently, the area is under development and there are more areas where surprisingly fine wines are produced. One can recognise German influences in the grape varieties which are comparable to the most popular grapes from the Rhine and Moselle region. Although the warmer climate and the particular soil composition make the Slovenian wines richer and more aromatic.

Posavje, in the South East, is the smallest and least developed wine region. Here we taste a French influence. Posavje country – just like Bordeaux – is especially known for its cuvée. Vintners often operate on a small scale, adhering to local wine traditions, which have been handed down from father to son. This of course results in great wines.