"Certified Ecocert organic. Unfiltered. 100% Pinot Gris, coming from Jure's Pročno and Španc vineyards. Opoka soils (or marl). Hand-picked. 25 days' skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation and aged for 11 months in used, 225-litre French barrels (225L) before it enters bottles before release. No added sulphites.
Deep peachy orange and very slightly cloudy. Ginger cookies and rhubarb cake, old church dust and pickled galanghal and dried raspberries and dried peaches and brittle orange peel. This tastes like the pantry of someone who loves to bake and the garden of someone who loves life in their soil. It tastes like cold winter sunrise and fiery autumn sunsets. It is the moment you put a raw forest-foraged mushroom in your mouth; like licking out a buttery barbecued prawn shell; like the scent of dust in that moment before lightning strikes and the heavens open in a downpour of rain on a hot day; like opening a very old book and the pages sigh with memories of finger traces long gone. Jure Štekar has her finger on the wild pulse of her vineyards. She is bottling pure poetry. 17.5/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
2019 Sivi Pinot is the family’s remarkable Pinot Gris, coming from a varying age of vines, within their Pročno and Španc vineyards. The famous Opoka soils (or marl) that are common in this area are what gives Sivi Pinot its extra personality with mineral and aromatics, and after a hand harvesting on the morning of September 9, the fruit spent 25 days in contact with the skins to give extra texture and depth during natural fermentation. The wine is fermented and aged for 11 months in used French barrels (225L) before it enters bottles before release. Tasting Notes: Intense on the palate with dried and ripe fruits, spicy tones, and an undertone of fresh minerality, this wine has gorgeous depth, slight grip, and well-rounded acidity. A chef’s dream for pairing, as the Sivi Pinot accompanies so many foods well.