Veliko Belo (Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc) 2005

$97.00

Aromas of freshly squeezed oranges and lemons, with hints of cream and piecrust. Full-bodied, with rich apple and sweet cream flavors. Long and caressing. This shows amazing complexity and freshness for a white with such age. A joy to drink. Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Beyond any doubt the greatest desire of any vintner is to produce at least one bold, signature ine. Any serious winemaker has to produce an original, his own recognizable, distinct wine. A cuvee offers a better chance of demonstrating one’s own taste, style, philosophy and understanding of wine and winemaking. We wanted to create a new quality, a new style of wine. This is why we opted for a blend of grapes (or rather musts while still in fermentation), not a composition of finished wines. This produces a truly new wine, without the impression of one variety standing out more than others, as is often the case with blends of finished wines. Blending grapes or must during fermentation delivers a base wine that is only ready for the final touch after three years of maturing when pure varietals are added to maintain the style. Veliko Belo sometimes sees the addition of a small percentage of aged wines, thus constantly maintaining the charm required of any great wine. Veliko Belo exhibits a slightly higher volatility, a consequence of a longer time spent in barrels, which increases oxidation. This renders the wine even grander and more important. In selecting the varieties and the grapes we mainly see to finding the right combinations. If we were only after strength, wine would simply be produced from just one single variety, chardonnay. As we wanted a rounded-off wine, strong and aromatic on the one hand and original and indigenous on the other, we blended the following varieties: Chardonnay, the wine’s backbone bearing its body; Pinot Gris, the hallmark of the wine’s elegance in spite of its fruitiness, Sauvignon, enhancing the wine’s aroma, Ribolla, marking the wine’s homestead, the Brda terroir, our cellar. The wine’s complexity means it pairs well with a wide selection of foods, though this wine definitely is sensitive as to its company. Drink it at the right time; even without food, this wine will be enough, suitably strong and aromatic. Variety: Ribolla 70%, Sauvignon 20%, Pinot Gris 10%  Alcohol: 12,50 % Vine training: Guyot single Average vine age: 41 years Cultivation: organic Vinification: Late harvest, hand picked, short vine-to-fermentation times (max. 2h). Primary fermentation in large tanks on natural yeasts obtained from the same pre-harvested grapes (5%). Secondary fermentation completed in barrique barrels on the lees, no racking. No sulphur or any other preservatives used before bottling, thus the wine can complete all its natural processes and become naturally stable, ready to last a human lifetime. Preparation: Matured 3.5 years in 220 liter French oak barrels. Bottle age 12 months in 0.75 l , 1.5 l, 3.0 l bottles. (SO2) total: Below 40 mg.

Type : White Wine
Vintage : 2005
Size : 750ml
Rating : N/A
Producer : Movia
Region : Friuli / Slovenia
SKU: IWMoviVelX05G Categories: , , , ,

Product Description

Aromas of freshly squeezed oranges and lemons, with hints of cream and piecrust. Full-bodied, with rich apple and sweet cream flavors. Long and caressing. This shows amazing complexity and freshness for a white with such age. A joy to drink. Ribolla Gialla, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc. Beyond any doubt the greatest desire of any vintner is to produce at least one bold, signature ine. Any serious winemaker has to produce an original, his own recognizable, distinct wine. A cuvee offers a better chance of demonstrating one’s own taste, style, philosophy and understanding of wine and winemaking. We wanted to create a new quality, a new style of wine. This is why we opted for a blend of grapes (or rather musts while still in fermentation), not a composition of finished wines. This produces a truly new wine, without the impression of one variety standing out more than others, as is often the case with blends of finished wines. Blending grapes or must during fermentation delivers a base wine that is only ready for the final touch after three years of maturing when pure varietals are added to maintain the style. Veliko Belo sometimes sees the addition of a small percentage of aged wines, thus constantly maintaining the charm required of any great wine. Veliko Belo exhibits a slightly higher volatility, a consequence of a longer time spent in barrels, which increases oxidation. This renders the wine even grander and more important. In selecting the varieties and the grapes we mainly see to finding the right combinations. If we were only after strength, wine would simply be produced from just one single variety, chardonnay. As we wanted a rounded-off wine, strong and aromatic on the one hand and original and indigenous on the other, we blended the following varieties: Chardonnay, the wine’s backbone bearing its body; Pinot Gris, the hallmark of the wine’s elegance in spite of its fruitiness, Sauvignon, enhancing the wine’s aroma, Ribolla, marking the wine’s homestead, the Brda terroir, our cellar. The wine’s complexity means it pairs well with a wide selection of foods, though this wine definitely is sensitive as to its company. Drink it at the right time; even without food, this wine will be enough, suitably strong and aromatic. Variety: Ribolla 70%, Sauvignon 20%, Pinot Gris 10%  Alcohol: 12,50 % Vine training: Guyot single Average vine age: 41 years Cultivation: organic Vinification: Late harvest, hand picked, short vine-to-fermentation times (max. 2h). Primary fermentation in large tanks on natural yeasts obtained from the same pre-harvested grapes (5%). Secondary fermentation completed in barrique barrels on the lees, no racking. No sulphur or any other preservatives used before bottling, thus the wine can complete all its natural processes and become naturally stable, ready to last a human lifetime. Preparation: Matured 3.5 years in 220 liter French oak barrels. Bottle age 12 months in 0.75 l , 1.5 l, 3.0 l bottles. (SO2) total: Below 40 mg .

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