About This Wine
Wine has been made in Slovenia for 2,400 years.
It was an on-again, off-again enterprise in the early years, but ever since the 12th century, winemaking has been a continuously practiced craft. One of the key grape-growing areas of the country is Goriska Brda, home of the Giocato Estate.
Goriska Brda is situated on the Italian border, and the Italians refer to the shared viticultural area as the Collio Goriziano hills. The climate is Mediterranean, and the vineyards are protected from the strong Bora wind that can wreak havoc in other parts of Slovenia. At Giocato, Pinot Grigio is the house specialty.
That could explain the wine’s intensity. This is no wimpy Pinot Grigio, but rather one that’s very aromatic and medium-bodied. It was aged in stainless steel tanks to underscore the fruitful quality while preserving a sense of place — in this case, a very important place in the world of Slovenian wine.
About Pinot Grigio
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Grigio
- Grape Source:Goriska Brda, Slovenia
- Aromas & Flavors:Straw, Yellow Apple, Lemon, White Mushroom and a Hint of Minerals
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestiongrilled prawns, or fried green tomatoes.
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