Winery: Simčič Marjan
Region: Slovenian Collio (Brda), Friuli
Site: Medana (Ribolla), Breg (Sauvignonasse), Rusic (Pinot Grigio). Soils are classic stony calcareous marl, locally called opoka.
Grapes: Ribolla 60%, Sauvignonasse 20%, Pinot Grigio 20%
Vinification: Separation of grapes according to different varieties – Ribolla: 14 days of maceration in contact with the skins in 3,000 liter truncated wooden vats (tino); Sauvignonasse: 5 days of maceration in contact with the skins in stainless steel tanks; Pinot Grigio: 2 days of maceration in contact with the skins in stainless steel tanks; the fermentation of all three varieties is performed at natural temperatures
Aging: Separation according to different varieties – Ribolla: 22 months in large oak barrels (tino, tonneaux); Sauvignonasse: 22 months in large oak barrels (tonneaux); Pinot Grigio: 22 months in oak barrels (barrique); the wines are blended prior to bottling. At least 6 months in bottle.
Notes: Just over 3,000 bottles produced. Try it with vegetable and duck dishes or game birds, pheasant, quail, etc. Excellent with fish or scampi; risotto or pasta with truffles and medium-aged cheese. Excellent aging potential of fifteen years or more.