Sivi Pinot AMBRA. 2017
On first impression, it is as if this wine could crack a smile and wink at you. It hovers over the nose and tongue with notes of wild strawberry, apricot, nashi pear, salt- preserved tangerine peel, raw almond, custard, and orchid flower. Lightly candied on the front palate, the wine closes the scene with soft, condensed tannins akin to the refreshing astringency of a dried peach. Pair it with coconut soup or honey-mustard chicken to lend some bulk to this sinewy pleasure. If you are in a morish mood, a platter of sushi and Movia Sivi Pinot Ambra can entertain you for a long time.
Region: Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Slovenian side of Collio region
Vineyards: Fojana vineyard: Southwest exposure, 5500 plants/ ha; age of vineyard 30 years, Mono Guyot training system
Soil: Opoka soil (marl & lime stone)
Planting system: 2,3m x 0,7
Yield per hectare: 6000 kg
Harvest: Hand picked in the first half of September
Vinification process: Grapes are desteemed and put in vinificator with skins where the fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts. After 10 days of maceration, grapes are then pressed and racked into the barrique barrels.
Aging: Barrique (225 l French oak barrels) for 18 months. Bottling: April 2019
Finning: Minimum 4 months in bottles