2016 Oslavje 500ml
You don't drink this wine – this wine drinks you. Deep coppery golden hued, Oslavje is a skinsy blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Heady aromas of mango chutney, stone fruit, bruised apple and Persian spice inebriate your nose before long syrupy fingers knead your tongue with notes of dried apricot, preserved peach, ginger, nuts, minerals, orange marmalade and more. A galaxy of flavour that continues to evolve between sips.
Biodynamic fruit, hand picked, no temperature control, native yeasts, no fining/filtration, no added sulphur…the real deal. Long 3-4 month skin contact fermentation, 42 months maturation in Slavonian oak barrels, then 18 months ageing in bottle. The smaller, narrower (and sexier) 500ml bottle fosters slower micro-oxygenation and thus longer ageing. Drink room temp or slightly chilled ~ don't over-chill!