Wine region: Styria – Slovenia
Variety: 100% pinot grigio
Maturation: 24 months in used, 600 l French oak barrels. Lees, stirring.
After vintages 2008, 2011 and 2015, this is our fourth Pinot Gris “R”. It possesses deeper golden colour. Medium intense on the nose. Showing grape variety is not a primary aim of this masculine wine, variety of aroma certainly is. We can sense butter, white flowers, honey, linden flowers, wet stones, juicy yellow fruits, ripe red apples, and orange peels. Gentle notes of vanilla are nicely supplementing the picture and filling up the gaps. Full bodied, rich, intense, but still elegant. Dry, full bodied, still elegant, showing typical acidities of the region. Oily texture and firm texture are adding to the whole picture. Full bodied with intense flavours but still tasty with long finish. Great with food. Less aromatic then 2015, but firmer and livelier. A very individual style of Pinot Gris, Pinot Gris with capital “P”.
2017 vintage brought a very warm summer and one of the earliest starts of the harvest. In mid-September grapes were affected by a longer period of rain. Early ripening varieties fared much better, while late-ripening varieties had much less quantity.
Pairing with food: Grilled seafood. In general it goes well with tasty main dishes with creamy sauces.