The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 SLOVENIAN WINES – “A Big Little Place with Style and Great Wines”

March 21,2019


Col

Wine

Grape(s)

Maker & Area

Year

Supplier

%

Price

Comments

Vote

1

Sp. W

Istenic No.1



60% Chardonnay

30% Rumeni Plavec

10% Pinot Noir

Janez Istenič Bizeljsko district of Posavje Traditional method of production. Only produced in best years.

NV

Croatian Fine Wines

12.5

£22

Crisp and refined penina (Slovenian for sparkling wine), subtle, toasty, lemon peel, boiled pear & ruminant notes and lingering mousse. Quite like an Asti Spumante.


2

Sp

R

Prima Sparkling

100% Teran

Štoka.

Brda, Primorska Region

Traditional method & aged in caves.

2013

World in Bottles

(based in Nottingham.)

12

£22

Red. Blackberry, bramble, raspberry and floral with balancing touch of spice. English mustard on the tongue. Dry & light.



3

W

Ribolla Gialla (Rumena Rebula)


100% Rebula

Scurek

Brda, Primorska

Cold macerated for 12 hours and matured in stainlesssteel vats for 6 mths,

2015

WiB

12.5

£16.20

Nose. Honeysuckle, green apple, hints of fresh leafiness and field flowers.

Palate. Honeysuckle, green apple.

Lacks fruit acidity. Flat


4

W

Joannes Renski Riesling

100% Renski riesling

Hiša Joannes Protner.

Štajerska, Podravje Wine Region.





2015

WiB

13

£14.85

N: Roses & lime blossom

P: Apricot & peaches, touch of acid. Lime zest



5

W

Seven Numbers, Furmint



Furmint

Ljotomer-Ormoz,

(Puklavec Family Wines.)

Podravje region.

2016

WoodWinters, Newington

13.5

£15.20

Complex, wonderful textural with delicate floral notes, citrus & spice. Fresh acidity. Grapefruit/melon on nose. Acacia honey, peach, violets, green tea. Excellent aperitif wine.

Best Value


3rd Best

6

W

Marjan Simcic – Chardonnay ( Opoka)

Opoka is only made in the best vintages and represent the “best of the best “

Chardonnay

Goriska Brda, Primorska.

Marjan Simcic.

2014

WoodWinters

13.5

£26

Deep yellow with a cast of gold. A rich dry wine, unassuming bouquet of vanilla & tropical fruit – melon & guava- developing mod degree of spiciness. Mineral laden. Butterscotch, toffee. Fresh fruit acidity.

Best Wine


Best White

7

W

Marjan Simcic – Sauvignonasse (Classic)


Sauvignonasse

Goriska Brda, Primorska.

Marjan Simcic.


2017

WoodWinters

13.5

£14.25

Sauvignonasse used to be known as Tocai Friulano/ Furlanski Tokaj prior to EC intervention.

Steely apricots & white nuts lace the full, fleshy palate. Rubber on nose. Lime, lychee, gin.


8



W

Marjan Simcic – Ribolla ( Cru Selection)

Ribolla

Marjan Simcic

Goriška Brda, Primorska.

2016

WoodWinters, Newington

13

£19

Big and complex with dried fruits, candied zest and a slice of tarte tatin. Hints of cedar and buttered toast. Complex, cinnamon, yeasty. Lovely wine. Truly class wine.

(4th Best)

9



W

Old Vineyard White (Stara Brajda Belo)

60% Ribollo Galla

20% Pikolit

20% Pika & some Glera, Trzarka & Malvasia



Scurek


Brda Primorska


2013

WiB

13.5

£20.95

N: ripe fruits, dried flowers

P: Full bodied, ripe fruit, touch of oak, dry flowers. Long finish. Hazelnut oil, pear, saffron, candied fruit. Fresh fruit acidity.

2nd Best

10

O

Malvasia Black Label

“Orange wine”


100% Malvasia Istriana

Nando.

Goriska Brda, Primorska Region 4 mths skin maceration, further barrel aging.

2015

Buon Vino

13

£26

Deep gold.Ripe stone fruits, ginger and sweet spice. Nose & palate quite different Austere. Acidity.


11

R

Izbrani Teran

Teran (refosco)

Favourite of Augustus’ wife Livia)

Stoka, Kras. Primorska wine region.

Historic, known to Romans as a very healthy wine.

2015

WiB

11.8

£16.90

Very fresh wine. Red fruit, casis, cherry. Dried fruit and hazelnut. Thyme/rosemary Some tanins. Don’t keep long.

Red fruit, violet, hint of spice, Raspberry on palate.


12

R

Efekt

50% Blue Franconian

50% Zweigelt

Doppler

Štajerska (Styrian Slovenia), Podravje Wine Region.

2014

WiB

12.5

£18.50

N:Raspberry & strawberry. Farmyard.

P: Ripe fruits & dash of white pepper.


13

R

Cabernet Franc

100% Cab franc.

Emeran, Rey.

Brda district of Primorska Region

.



2013

WiB

13

£18.35

N: Bramble & black forest fruits.

P: Black forest fruits , touch of pepper. Well integrated tannins. Pleasant, some raspberry jam, blackcurrant, liquorice. Great example of Cab Franc.


14

R

Pinot Noir Cru Selection

100% Pinot Noir

Marjan Simcic

Goriška Brda, Primorska Region.


2015

WoodWinters

13.5

£29.45

Bouquet of cherry liqueur, classy oak & orange peel. A core of ripe fruit. Palate is fresh with pleasing tart energy. Long after taste of cherries, herbs and sandalwood. Not too intense. A good Pinot Noir.





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