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Edi Simcic, Rebula Riserva
(RAY-boo-lah ree-ZAYR-vah)

 

Tasting Notes: Virtually unknown in the U.S., the Rebula varietal is one of the oldest grapes from the Goriška Brda area, and it represents 35% of all vineyards in the zone. Not known for its breath-taking aromatics when young, Rebula shows subtle white blossoms on the nose, but with bottle aging, becomes simply remarkable, presenting pleasing citrus and apple on the nose. In fact, it is one of the finest ageworthy white wines we have ever come across, and will be even better in 10 years. In classic Simcic style, the wine is full of character for the terroir.

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 at ambient temp.
Varietals 100% Rebula. Barrel 1st, 2nd, and 3rd passage French oak.
Residual Sugar 2.6 grams per liter. Maturation 12 months in the barrel.
6 months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.0 grams per liter. Vintage Production 216 cases.
Alcohol 13.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Seared sea scallops, pork roast, and char-grilled radicchio.
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