The Slovenian region of Brda lies immediately to the east of Italy’s Collio region. The two denominations, in reality, comprise one contiguous quality wine zone whose terroir is rudely bisected by an international border. Today many winemakers and grapes cross the border in both directions in short journeys from vineyard to cellar. The Simcic family trace their wine making story in the region back to 1860. Their aim is to respect the historic traditions of the region in both viticulture and wine-making. The vineyards are farmed organically, yields are kept low and only natural yeasts are used. Marjan is one of the best young winemakers in Europe and has honed his knowledge of his land all his life and works to progress the quality of the wines tirelessly every year. The wines are divided into three distinct ranges. The Classic range is from the youngest vines (often up to 35 years old, however) and is made to provide wines for earlier release. Fermentation and aging takes place in stainless steel following 2 days of maceration, they then age for up to 8 months on the fine lees.
Marjan Simcic Classic Pinot Grigio 2019
Classy Griogio. Golden yellow with copper tinges. The colour indicates the method of production, which in the right way highlights the intensity and complexity of the aroma white flower aromas developing into fruity and spicy notes), full bodied (the soft, mature and fruity initial citrus taste is substituted by the note of apricots and melons), rich with balanced acidity and varietal characteristics (with a finishing tweak of tangy sourness). From vineyards on both sides of the border – Collio in Italy and Brds in Slovenia. Vine saged 13 to 33 years. Grapes ferment with their own yeasts in Stainless Steel follwoing a 48 hour maceration.
750 cases made