GASPER Chardonnay/Rebula 2018 - Natty Boy Wines

GASPER Chardonnay/Rebula 2018

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Produced in a lovely fresh style with the emphasis on stone and citrus fruits.

 

Gašper is located in Goriška Brda, which is the two thirds of Collio that stretches into Slovenia from Friuli Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy. A crisp, dry Chardonnay and Rebula blend from Slovenia. Produced in a lovely fresh style with the emphasis on stone and citrus fruits. A small % of oak fermentation adds a nice roundness to the palate and balances its racy acidity.

Producer: Gašper

Region/Country: Brda, Slovenia

Grape/s: Chardonnay, Rebula

Production Method: Sustainable viticulture with majority fermented in stainless steel and a small amount in oak. Matured in stainless steel prior to bottling

Style: Dry, crisp and just medium bodied with exotic stone fruit character

Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, salads, vegetable dishes

Variety: Chardonnay

Profile: Commonly referred to as the winemakers grape oweing to both its versatility and ease of manipulation in the winery. Chardonnay will range widely in character depending on its region of origin as well as winemaking style. One the lighter end of the spectrum, generally from cooler regions, it will display crisp, somewhat tart acidity alongside citrus and orchard fruit character and mineral texture. Moving to warmer climates gradually produces a more ripe stone and tropical fruit character. Winemaking, particuarly the use of oak and batonnage (lees stirring) produces a richer, creamier texture and flavours of toast, butter and vanilla spice.

Classic Regions: Chablis, Cote d'Or, Maconnais, Champagne (France), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Margaret River (Australia), Canterbury (New Zealand), Walker Bay (South Africa)

Gašper

Gašper is located in Goriška Brda, which is the two thirds of Collio that stretches into Slovenia from Friuli Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy. Their vineyard is characterised by its 'opoka' marl soil and excellent sun exposure on its terraced, hillside rows. At the helm of the cellar is Darinko Ribolica, a respected oenologist from Goriška Brda. For the whites, he uses Slovenia's local varieties, to create wines in a modern, fresh style.

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