Keep it natural, baby.
Alexis Paraschos on this wine: “The true “white” of Gorizia! Our historic research shows that the white wines of this area used to be a blend of typical varieties because such wine would give a more harmonious and naturally stable result. We choose to make this skin-contact white, coming partly from complanted vines, to honor this tradition and fight monoculture.”
Age of Vines: 30 years on average
Vineyard: Slatnik, Lucinico and Sant’Andrea, marl-clay
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, Friulano (in roughly equal parts)
Winemaking: the grapes are hand-harvested at optimum maturity, then macerated on skins in open vats for a couple of days, based on what the given grape needs. Spontaneous fermentation in big oak vats at cellar temperature with regular manual punch-downs. Aged at least 24 months on the fine yeast in large Slavonian oak barrels. Botted solely by gravity, no filtration, fining or sulfur added.
Personality: balance it is! Lemon, orange peel, a touch of roses, light body, and good length: one of these skin-contact wines for people who are getting tired of, or freshly acquainted with orange wines.
Owner & winemaker: brothers Alexis & Jannis Paraschos and their father Evangelos
Vineyard area: 7 hectares (= 17 acres), estate-owned
Vineyard management: certified organics
Soils: clay, silt
Main varieties: Ribolla Gialla, Friulano (fka Tokai), Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Gris for the whites; Merlot and Pinot Noir for the reds
Annual production (approx.): 25,000 bottles
Winemaking: usually some skin contact for the whites. Fermentation in open-topped vats and amphoras, aging in barrels and amphoras. Spontaneous fermentation only. No fining, no filtration, no sulfur additions.
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