It is of pale golden colour with lemon tinges. It is pronounced, youthful, varietal on the nose. Notes of tomato leaves, elderflower, mango, orange peels are dominant. Inviting. Dry on the palate, medium bodied with rather moderate acidities for Štajerska region. It has a nice mouthfeel having certain softness and freshness at the same time. The character is juicy, tasty, showing even more diversity than on the nose. It finishes in a long, pleasant way. A classic from Štajerska.
Various vegetable dishes, especially with green bell peppers, tomatoes or asparaguses will be great.
Vintage 2020 is second in a row, where harvest times were stretched well into October, which was very much a normality 20-30 years ago. Prolonged ripening was allowed enabling grapes to achieve perfect ripeness giving wines with medium to low alcohol levels retaining high acidity levels and varietal characters. This are all attributes which wines from Štajerska Slovenia are famed for. We speak of 2020 as a classic Styrian vintage.
Stainless steel, 6 months on the fine lees
Best when young but will be still perfect after 3-4 years. Drink from 2022-2024.
WINE IS CULTURE AND ALWAYS HAS VALUE AS A LINK TO SOCIETY.
Mag. Pater Egon Homann OSB