Slavček Sivi Pinot Grigio 2020
"Slavcek is the name of an old winery in the Slovenian Vipavska Dolina (Vipava Valley) whose origins can be traced back to 1769. It is located in the rural village of Potok, a name that in Slovenian means "in the middle of the woods.” The small village, belonging to the, Vipavska region is in fact immersed in an expanse of woods, as are the vineyards of the cellar, now managed by Frank and Alenka Vodopivec, a willing couple of winemakers, who devote themselves heart and soul to quality production.
There are about 6 hectares of property, and, among the rows, there are different varieties of native and international grapes, both white and red, such as merlot, refosco dal peduncolo rosso, ribolla gialla, pinot grigio, tocai friulano, chardonnay and Italian riesling. The soils in which these varieties sink their roots are characterized by the abundant presence of marl, ideal for forming a fertile subsoil when the grapes ripen. Even the climate helps the perfect growth of the grapes, which can enjoy the benevolent sea breezes that come from the nearby Adriatic Sea, perfect for favoring the right temperature range between day and night. In the vineyard the canons of natural agriculture are followed, without any use of chemicals and with the utmost attention and care of the plants."
Courtesy of Hootananny Imports