Marjan Simcic Chardonnay Opoka 2012

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Marjan Simcic Chardonnay Opoka 2016

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The Slovenian region of Brda lies immediately to the east of Italy’s Collio region. The two denominations, in reality, comprise one contiguous quality wine zone whose terroir is rudely bisected by an international border. Today many winemakers and grapes cross the border in both directions on short journeys from vineyard to cellar. The Simcic family trace their wine making story in the region back to 1860. The aim is to respect the historic traditions of the region in both viticulture and winemaking. The vineyards are farmed organically, yields are kept low and only natural yeasts are used. The wines are divided into three distinct ranges.

Opoka is the local term for the marl mineral soil of the area. These wines are only made in the best vintages and are the product of a strict selection and represent the best of the best.

The Chardonnay Opoka 2014 is selected from the oldest vines (45 – 50 years). Fermentation occurs in 50% new Allier oak barrels of 225l & 500l with continued aging for 22 months in oak and a minimum of 12 months in bottle. Mineral laden with swooshes of vanilla and toast over the tropical fruits leading to a saline finish.
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