Gasper, Pinot Grigio 2019
Lovely freshness allied with ripe notes of pear, pineapple and cinnamon spice.
Region/Country: Brda, Slovenia
Grape/s: Pinot Grigio
Production Method: Sustainable farming. Stainless steel fermentation and maturation, no malolactic fermentation to maintain fruit character
Style: Light pink shade, very aromatic with fruit and florals
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, salads and vegetable dishes
Variety: Pinot Gris/Grigio
Profile: One of the darkest skinned white varieties, often with a pink/reddish tinge, and colours often range widely within the same bunch. Gris and Grigio are indicate style and origin, with Gris tending to be darker, richer and oilier and Grigio lighter and crisper as a rule. Pinot Gris often tends toward dark golden in colour and can be higher in alcohol and richness. It has soft acidity and with spicy, fragrant aromatics. It will often have a touch of residual sugar, meaning it is great for pairing with spicy Asian cuisine, and in Alsace is regularly made into sweet wine. Pinot Grigio is most synonymous with Northern Italy. The best examples are fresh and fragrant with zesty and floral aromatics and moreish texture.
Classic Regions: Alsace (France), Fruili, Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy), Central Otago (New Zealand), Baden (Germany)
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.