CONTAINS SULPHITES yes
SUITABLE FOR VEGANS yes
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS yes
REGION Goriška Brda
SUBREGION Goriška Brda
APPELLATION/CLASSIFICATION Goriška Brda
100% Pinot Bianco
The Quercus wines are made a stone’s throw (a couple of miles, anyway) from the vineyards of Collio. Goriška Brda is Slovenian for Collio Goriziano, and while these hills may be divided by a political boundary, viticulturally they are one and the same. The result is fresh, modern wines that offer an extra terroir-driven elegance for the price.
The vines are grown on terraces at 80-200 metres above sea level, with exposure varying from east to south-west. The vine are ranges from fourteen to twenty-five years and the soils are a mix of sandstone and loam. The vineyards benefit from a sub Mediterranean climate with a mixture of warm sea air and the influence of cold winds from the Alps. Grapes were harvested exclusively by hand.
The wine was fermented at 14C in stainless steel tanks. No oak maturation or malolactic fermentation took place, in order to preserve freshness and purity.
On the nose there are notes of apple, grapefruit and lemon, as well as a pleasant floral aroma. Smooth and full-bodied on the palate, with a long finish.
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