The first wine at the Ljubjanawinetasting.com in Dvorni Bar. Back to my new favourite white wine grape variety Rebula. This wine is from the warmer coastal region of Goriska Brda in the West and is a young wine aged in steel tanks. It has a pale lemon colour and a very light scent. After swirling … Continue reading Belica Rumena Rebula 2017
If you ever visit Ljubiana in Slovenia and want to check out some of their wines then this is a good place to start. Wines Tasting Ljubjiana and its sister company Wine Tasting Lake Bled run daily tastings which include 7 representative wines from Slovenia. The wine tastings are held in English and are very … Continue reading Wine Tasting Ljubjiana – Dvorni Bar
A short brief on the various varieties of Refosco grape, including the Slovenian Teran grape, from those bods at wine-searcher.com.
This was the final red wine at Lake Bled and another new grape variety: Teran. Later research uncovered that Teran is a member of the Refosco family of grapes that are known for high acidity and if harvested too early harsh unripe tannins. Well they must of harvested these grapes correctly because I had no … Continue reading Pupis Teran
This was my second Slovenian red wine of the night in the little wine bar by the side of Lake Bled on a lovely summer evening. This time I moved to another well known red wine grape variety Merlot. Those of you who have read my blog for a while may be aware of my … Continue reading Blazevi Merlot 2017
A second night in the wine bar at Lake Bled and I decided it was time to tackle some of Slovenia's red wines. To give myself a baseline I started with the grapes I already know and what could be more well known than Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is from the Goriska Brda region in … Continue reading Blazevi Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Seem’s I’m not the only Rebula fan. Those wine bods at Decanter.com also think it’s pretty cool. Apparently we Rebula drinkers are ‘ahead of the curve’ 😁😁.
I tried this lovely white wine in a cute little wine bar next to Lake Bled. The perfect setting. The Rebula grape variety, as it is known in Slovenia, Ribolla Gialla as it is known in Italy, is a new grape for me. It turns out I love this grape 😁😁. I tried four Rubula … Continue reading Blazic Rebula 2017
Slovenia has been producing wines for over 2000 years and is geographically well placed for grape growing. It has three main wine regions sub divided into nine districts (see map below and don't task me how you pronounce this stuff) Map courtesy of Ljubljanawinetssting.comThe Prodravje region in the North East has cooler temperatures and is … Continue reading Intro to Slovenia’s Wine Regions & Grape Varietiesj
This was the first wine I tried on my trip to Slovenia at the hotel in Lake Bled. It was a freebie with our meal on the first night. At this point I knew nothing about Slovenian wines and in hindsight the hotel wines were not the greatest examples. I had a feeling this might … Continue reading Vipava 1894 Chardonnay