Wine region: Karst
Variety: 100% pinot grigio
Maceration: 2 days
Maturation: 2 years in French oak barrels
Boris’s tip: I tasted once with dry apricot. I wanted more but i did not have any more apricots.
Reddish colors with copper hues and a multitude of shades that lazily crawl around the rim of the glass and announce a rich body. Fruity on the nose with a prominent note of dried apricots, and extremely smooth, harmonious and warm in the mouth. Pleasant minerality (saltiness), which dominates the aftertaste, where, despite its pronounced dryness, we even detect notes of caramel and pastry cream.
We are advocates of sustainable development; therefore all Derenda’s varieties of single vineyard wines are considered biologically grown. Not only grape harvesting but every single task in vineyards is done by hand and respectfully. The vines get their strength from the incredibly mineral-rich and unique red loamy soil called “Terra Rossa”, characteristic only for percolating and sun-kissed Karst.
One bottle of wine is made from only one grapevine. The wines have rounded fruitiness and softness of tannins and they may have a long life ahead, but still retain youth and freshness. They are characterized by fullness and pleasantness, which is achieved at low alcohol levels.
Pairing with food: Complex (floral notes, apricot and honey) and fresh, it goes perfectly with a pork loin.