Krasno Pinot Noir
Slovenia is not a Pinot Noir Mecca. Most years the quality is so mediocre, they don't even bother bottling it. But every 4 or 5 years they get it just right - this is that year. I am always careful when selecting a PN for our box knowing how particular it is, but I found this one not too complicated and delicious - give it a go !
Merlot is no stranger to the Brda region of Slovenia. This is a fruity and slightly peppered wine that will go great with a burger and all kinds of "eat with your hands" food. Not complicated, but very fruity with a dash of acidity to keep your pallet clean.
Rebula has got to be one of the best white varieties from the area around western Slovenia and Eastern Italy. Although sometimes aged on oak, I prefer it fresh right out of the tank. A crisp and lively wine from the Brda region - love it!
The only thing wrong with this wine is the bottle is too small :-) This is a "Top Shelf" Slovenian Cab that can hold its own against any Bordeaux. Dark fruits and exceptionally dry. 100% lovely.
Another white grape that you wont find outside of Slovenia and Friuli. Made to be drank young, you get a slightly higher acidity and a good dose of flowers and grass. If you get a chance to try one that has been on oak, the acidity will be balanced with a nutty oak
flavor that is really something special. Have to admit that Rebula from Goriska Brda goes down as one of our favorite summer whites.
Quercus Sauvignon Blanc
This is a fresh, acidic Sauvignon with all the hallmarks of the grape hailing from a grassy region. Why the screw top ? Sauvignon Blanc from the steel tank was one of the first varieties first to leave the cork behind and all for a simple reason, this wine doesn't benefit from age. It is made to be drank young when it still has all it's power and spark. Perfect with cold fish or something in a shell.
Probably the most complicated wine in this
months box. Unlike Sauvignon Blanc that can have a very heavy mineral base and high acidity, this variety is much softer making for an easier drink. Not sweet, but nice subtle floral tones and found only in this region! This variety can only be found in This is not a bold wine, so don't match it with any strong cheese or fish. Think cod or soft cheese.