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Edi Simcic, Chardonnay Riserva
(SHAR-doh-nay ree-ZAYR-vah)

 

Tasting Notes: One of the finest Chardonnays produced anywhere in the world, this classic from Simcic offers a profound array of sweet cream, peaches, citrus, and honeycomb with a full, lush volume in the mouth. Most wineries ferment in steel, then pass through oak, giving the wine barbed edges and an inelegant balance; but Simcic ferments his wine in the barrel, which offers soft, velvety tannins that are confident and generous.

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 Fermented in wooden barrels.
Varietals 100% Chardonnay. Barrel 1st, 2nd, and 3rd passage French oak.
Residual Sugar 2.0 grams per liter. Maturation 11 months in the barrel.
6 months in the bottle.
Acidity 4.9 grams per liter. Vintage Production 300 cases.
Alcohol 14.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Roast chicken with fresh herbs, fresh Kumamoto oysters, and Gruyere.
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