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Zidarich Vitovska Green
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Zidarich Vitovska Green 2017

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyVitovska is an indigenous grape specific to the Friulian region of Carso, a very rocky region that borders Slovenia. It is a natural cross between malvasia bianca lungo and prosecco. Benjamin and his wife Marisa Zidarich tend 8ha here in a naturalist, non-intervention vein. Green is their more youthful and approachable vitovska, from 4-10 year old vines grown on extremely rocky calcarious soils between 260-280m in altitude. After native ferment and a short time on the skins, this spent 13 months in old Slovenian oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Piercing, potent, herbal orange, wild lemon, with light pink florals scenting. There's a light skin contact grip on the lean, greyhound sleek palate, finishing with a saline rinse. Here the skin contact is finessed and well integrated into this fresh, bright, lively wine. Smashable, seriously, now.Tasted: 24 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 34.95 private order Producer: ZidarichDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Varietal: Vitovska