2019 Heaps Good Wine Company Skin Contact - Podravje, Slovenia (750ml)
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Appellation: Malečnik, Maribor, Lower Styria (Štajerska), Slovenia
Density & Yield: 4,500 vines/ha; 2 kg/vine
Annual Production: 4,000 bottles
Climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and snowy winters
Terrain: Sandy with clay and marl. South west exposure, 300 meters above sea level.
farming: No irrigation. No herbicide. No cultivation. Environmentally friendly and sustainable viticulture, with respect for the land.
Vinification: Each variety is hand-picked and processed separately. They are destemmed into small open top fermenters. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeast. Pressed off skins after the completion of alcoholic fermentation. Aging in older neutral French oak barrels for 10 months.
Tasting Notes: Spicy aromatic punch without being overpowering. Mild tannins, peppery on the palate with vibrant acidity. Skin contact adds length and weight to the mouthfeel.