Semi-dry, little sweet and little floral, skin contact that makes me want to have skin contact — 6 days ago
Incredible. Weighty and generous palate of stone fruits, smoke, earth, flowers, burnt sugar and minerals. Would age well in the medium term but is drinking beautiful now. — 2 days ago
Not as good as the salamander, but in the same league — a month ago
Light in colour with green-silver shine.
Nice reduction in the nose with toasted sesame, salty popcorn, ripe yellow peach and exotic fruit + a whiff of herbs. Fresh & juicy.
On the palate this is nicely rounded with layers of fresh peaches & pineapple and salty, mineral notes.
This has nice depth & complexity yet remains elegant & is (already) drinking beautifully. But I’ll stock up & see how it evolves.
Südsteiermark is becoming my go-to destination for Chardonnay, next to southern Baden & Pfalz (Burgundy becoming too expensive) — 6 days ago
TGIF!! We’re springing into the weekend with some Pét-Nat, an abbreviation for Pétillant Naturel. This one is made from 100% Blaufränkisch grapes 🍇, in a rosé style, hailing from the Haloze Hills of Lower Styron (Štajerska), Slovenia. 🇸🇮
Pétillant Natural, meaning ‘naturally sparkling’ in French, is a sparkling wine that was bottled and sealed during the fermentation process (prior to its completion) aided by wild, naturally occurring yeasts (no additives).
The fermentation process produces carbon dioxide, among other things like alcohol and heat, causing bubbles (from the CO2) to get trapped in the bottle. 🍾
Pét-Nat tends to be a lighter, fresher, more fruit-forward, and youthful version of other sparkling wines, especially compared to Champagne. It’s meant to be consumed young.
The bubble intensity of Pét-Nat tends to be less than Champagne, too, resembling more of a sparkling cider or beer, at least to me. 🍻
This wine is a beautiful peach hue, with a delicate haze, and has aromas and flavors of raspberry, strawberry, cherry blossom, wet stone, sourdough, beer, and almond paste. 💕👌👍
It’s dry, refreshing, and lively and offers delicate bubbles. In sum: it’s delish! 😋
@kobalwines Sparkling Pét-Nat Rosé, Blaufränkisch, ABV 13%, Vintage 2019. Thanks to winemaker @bojan_kobal 🙏🙏 — 2 months ago
I don’t even have formal tasting notes for this because it was so delicious I couldn’t stop drinking it. One of the best bottles of Chardonnay I’ve ever had. Epic drinkability and geek-ability (if you choose to take a deeper look). — 2 days ago
Super tasty from Slovenia! Loved it, great price point. Great summer wine for sharing — 14 days ago
Biodynamic Barrique Muskateller. A must for fans of „gelber Muskateller“!! Opok is a lime and Clay Marl steep Terroir, reflected perfectly in nose and taste. Vines have never seen herbicide and pesticide!!
Very energetic one, amazing what‘s possible with this grape!!! — a month ago
We drink a lot of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs normally. This wine was recommended by the Aldo Sohm wine book and the wine shop keeper. We really liked it. I prefer this to the NZs we typically buy. — 2 months ago