Stekar

Stekar Sivi Pinot 2020

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Located in Snežatno, in Slovenia’s Goriška Brda zone, the Štekar winery is known for producing wines made in the traditional manner, with extended skin contact and little to no added sulphur. This area is near the border of Italy, and was once part of the Hapsburg empire; the rugged terrain is marked with monuments to both world wars. The Sivi Pinot (Slovenian Pinot Gris) comes from vines of varying age in the winery’s Procno and Španc vineyards. The rich soil gives this orange wine extra texture and personality, as well as beautiful aromas of bruised pear, sweet and savory herbs. This wine has gorgeous depth, slight grip, and well-rounded acidity. A chef’s dream for pairing, the wine works well with pot pie, French onion soup, and an array of dishes.

Stekar

Located in Snežatno. In the Goriška Brda zone of Slovenia, near the border of Italy, the Štekar winery is known for producing red and white wines made in the traditional manner, with extended skin contact and little or no Sulphur added. This area of Slovenia is a border zone which was once part of the Hapsburg empire. It was here, in 1985, that Roman Stekar decided to forego selling fruit from his small plot of vines to the local cooperative and make his wines in the traditional manner. Starting with 5 hectares of vines and growing only to 10 hectares, Stekar makes Rebula (Ribolla Gialla), Malvazija (Malvasia), Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The vines are all planted on steep slopes at an altitude of 180 meters and grown organically in soils rich in marl. They use neutral oak barrels in the cellar, long macerations, and only tiny amounts of SO2 at bottling. As Jure Stekar, Roman’s son and the current winemaker says: “In the wine cellar we follow our idea of natural wine where nature has been left to take its course. Wine is produced without additives, chemistry and invasive technologies. We like to explore the rich local winemaking tradition made of long macerations and spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeasts and at the same time seek new challenges. But above all we try to pursue our goal that is to produce genuine wine that inspires emotions, tells about our land and about us.”

ORIGIN

Slovenia

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