Whilst we’re on the topic of orange wines here is another one I tried in a restaurant in Ljubjana. This is an organic wine. The producer uses no chemical fertilizers or additives in this wine. The grapes are placed for 5 to 30 days in vessels skins intact to trigger natural fermentation. The grapes are then pressed and decanted so that the alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation is completed in wooden barrels. It’s then matured on the lees in traditional local barrels made of acacia wood.
One of the problems with Slovenian wine is they are very stingy with information on the bottle. I cannot find anywhere what grape variety is used in this wine. It doesn’t say on their website either. I find it fascinating that it’s matured in Acacia wood. That’s a new one on me,
This is an amber colour, orange to red, almost like a blood orange. It has a pronounced scent which reminded me of cream of asparagus soup plus some sharp cooking apple.
The high acidity of this wine hits you immediately and a sharp apple flavour almost like cider. Then you get other fruit flavours similar to unripe red berries. Despite the scent there is no asparagus flavour though you do get a bit of the creamy texture in the good body of this wine and in the lingering finish.
|Price:||€5 a glass in the Ljubjana restaurant|