Sivi Pinot 2017

In Brda and Friuli, the grapevines of Pinot Gris are mostly planted in lowland areas. On our estate we have been planting them on marl terraces.

The hand-picked grapes come from vineyards aged 5 to 23 years old. After 2 hours of maceration the grapes are pressed, then fermented in inox tanks, where the wine remains on fine yeast until April, it then matures for a few more months before getting bottled.

Grape variety: Sivi Pinot (Pinot Grigio) 100%
Geographical area: BRDA (Snezece, Slovenia)
Geographical protection: ZGP (protected geographical origin)
Name of vineyard, area: Pri hiši – 0,4 ha, Njiva pod hišo – 0,3 ha, Njiva pri Reki – 0,4 ha
Position: Pri hiši – south-east, Njiva pod hišo – east, Njiva pri Reki – south
Altitude: Pri hiši 140m, Njiva pod Hišo 110m, Njiva pri Reki 105m
Soil: Pri Hiši and Njiva pod Hišo – opoka (marl), Njiva pri Reki – sandstone
Training method: simple guyot 
Vine density: 2,3-2,6m x 0,7-0,8m (5000-6500 vines/ha)
Planting age: Pri Hiši – 21 years, Njiva pod Hišo – 23 years, Njiva pri Reki – 5 years
Yield per vine/hectar: 1,2-1,4 kg (6000-7000 kg)
Harvest: manual; 30th, 31st August 2017

Vinification: 

De-stemming and crushing
Pre-fermentation maceration: 2 hours
Yeast: selected
Maturation: stainless-steel containers, 7 months on the lees
Malolactic fermentation: not made
Wine production: natural, traditional
Alcohol content: 14,00%
Total acidity: 5,2 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,0 g/l
Bottle ageing: 4-6 months
First vintage: 1994
Temperature of  wine when served: 10-12 °C

Sivi Pinot 2017