Sumenjak - Alter, Štajerska, Slovenia (2020)

Sumenjak - Alter, Štajerska, Slovenia (2020)

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TASTING NOTES

Amber in the glass with notes of clementines and tangerines, subtle pot pourri and bitter pomelo. A long, bright finish. 

A blend of organically-farmed Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscaris from marl and sandstone soils. Grapes were hand-harvested and co-fermented on the skins using native yeasts in open vats, followed by a 24 month aging period in barrique. Unfined, unfiltered with no SO2.

 

REGION Solvenia > Štajerska
GRAPE(S) Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscaris 
VINTAGE 2020
ABV 13%
FEATURES Natural 
SCALE Dry

 

In the northeast portion of the country, nearer the border with Austria than Italy, the Šumenjak estate is beset among the wine-rich Slovene hills, technically a part of Lower Styria, a thirty-minute drive north of the city of Maribor. It is a picturesque region of Europe, with bucolic vistas that immediately bring to mind the sense of verdant peace recalled by some of the best that pastoral literature has to offer.