Elegant and slightly funky — a month ago
Home 21.01.2022 Veliko rdeče Movia alias Big red Movia 2012 — 4 months ago
interesting wine really like this one. — 6 months ago
Brought this from home to share with husband at our favorite Japanese Omakase MOJO￼ — 7 months ago
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love orange wine!
More precisely stated: I love white wines made with extended skin contact, because the orange hue derives from a maceration with, and extraction of color compounds from, the skins of the white grape.
I also have a soft spot in my heart for Slovenian examples such as this one, made from 100% Rebula, a white grape variety planted widely in Friuli, Italy, where it’s known as Ribolla Gialla (or simply Ribolla), and neighboring Goriška Brda, Slovenia, where it’s known as Rebula, hence the Rebula-Ribolla naming on the label.
The aromatics, texture, and body are distinctly present and expressive. This winemaking method (extended skin contact for white wine) harks back to ancient times where winemakers in some of the oldest-known winegrowing regions (such as current-day Georgia) made amber wines by burying the grape must (skins included) underground in clay-based vessels called qvevri, which kept the liquid cool, preventing it from spoilage. The vessels were subsequently dug up following fermentation and/or maturation to reveal this precious amber liquid.
Sipping these wines offers a sensory window into another time, place, and tradition, not to mention they’re delicious and can be a versatile culinary partner.
This wine has an amber hue, with a mild haze. It is dry, with medium acidity, a medium body, a round mouthfeel, and medium (+) aromas and flavors of ripe peach, apricot marmalade, orange peel, grapefruit peel, quince, baked apple, hibiscus, elderflower, white blossom, hazelnut, and wet stone.
It is floral, citrusy, layered, and complex. It is delightful and could stand up well to a variety of different spices and flavors in food.
The world of orange wines is one worth exploring. These wines are often made using traditional and/or low intervention winemaking practices. Cheers!
Movia, Rebula-Ribolla, Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Vintage 2019, ABV 13%. — 3 months ago
On 30-10-21 Movia Puro Amber.
Ribolla con macerazione 15 giorni sulle bucce — 7 months ago
Had to make the pilgrimage on @romo recommendation. Delicious. Great acidity, good balance, just the right amount of funk. — 4 months ago
Aaaah, Movia. There’s just nothing quite like it. Thanks to @thekreylix for this lovely bottle. I’m sure it could continue to age well in the cellar but it was at a wonderful peak of savory yellow and dried herbs, saline candied citrus, and deep stony mineral tones last night with the burrata and apricots we had as a first course with dinner. This is a blend of Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon, and Pinot Gris. — 5 months ago
Great wine on 12.11.2021 at home — 6 months ago
On 30-10-21 — 7 months ago