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Gabernik 23

2020

Hmelj Pikola

Zweigelt / Rumeni Muškat   |   Štajerska - Slovenia

About

A foot in Bavaria (hops) and one in Provence (rosé), yet distinctly Slovenian.  Nick worked with the estate fruit and gathered hops from eastern Austria to put this together.  It is the ultimate summer beverage!

The fruit was hand-harvested and wine was made naturally, retaining the pressings.  In another lot a small amount of the grapes were gently pressed and the juice was kept very cold in order to prevent fermentation.  With both pressings, a bit of water was added to extract any remaining sugar and allowed the fermentation to occur naturally.  A bit of hand plunging ensued and the ‘wine’ was pressed off skins after seven days, then a bit of sulfur was added to ensure the juice remained fresh.  A sizable amount of juice (40%) was added to continue the fermentation in tank without any additions and when it was nearly finished it was bottled, finishing the fermentation in bottle with nothing added nor taken away.

Stats

  • Grapes: 50% Rumeni Muškat - 50% Zweigelt
  • Vineyard: Devina Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 17-years-old
  • Soil Type: Grey marl
  • Viticulture: Sustainable – dry-farmed
  • Fermentation: Native – open-top plastic bins
  • Skin Contact: 9 days
  • Aging: 2 months in bottle
  • Alcohol: 7%
  • Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/L
  • pH: 3.66
  • Total Acidity: 4.39 g/L
  • Total SO2: 28 ppm
  • Total Production: 51 cases

Tasting Notes

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