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Edi Simcic, Beli Pinot
(BAY-lee PEE-noh)

 

Tasting Notes: From master-winemaker Aleks Simcic, son of the incomparable Edi, comes this extraordinary Beli Pinot (Pinot Blanc) made from 20 to 30 year-old German clones. It is bursting with anise, ginger, and pink grapefruit aromas. Medium body, clear acidity, mineral structure, with honeyed white peach and Acacia blossom aromas emanate from an expansive, medium length finish. Aged just under one year in French oak, it is lively, brisk, and clean, with exceptional bright tones that belie its oak treatment.

Location Goriška Brda, Slovenia.
(Town of Vipolže)
7.5 hectares.
Soil Ponca.
Estate Edi Simcic.
(AY-dee SEEM-chitch)
Vine Double-Cane Guyot. Single-Cane Cordon.
5,500-7,500 vines/hectare.
.5 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Edi & Aleks Simcic.
(AY-dee SEEM-chitch)
(AHL-eks SEEM-chitch)
Vinification Fermentation with contact on the skins at an ambient temp.
Varietals 100% Pinot Blanc. Barrel 2nd and 3rd passage French oak.
Residual Sugar 2.2 grams per liter. Maturation 11 months in the barrel.
7 months in the bottle.
Acidity 4.8 grams per liter. Vintage Production 110 cases.
Alcohol 13.5% by volume. Foot Fairing Grilled prawns, sea bass, and summertime vegetable pasta.
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